Firefighter Fatalities

Notifications of firefighter line-of-duty deaths and fatality news and investigations

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CO Fire Chief Dies of Heart Attack at Emergency Scene

Chief Chester Riley with the Nucla Naturita Fire Protection District had a heart attack at the scene of an automobile accident.
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Albright (WV) Firefighter Dies Heading to Station for Brush Fire Response

Albright volunteer firefighter Charles W. Miller lost his life Sunday while responding to the station for a brush fire.
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SC Firefighter Dies After Suffering Stroke

Firefighter/EMT Brian S. Mixson, 32, of Jasper County (SC) Fire and Rescue passed away last week after suffering a stroke.
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NY Firefighter Dies While Attempting Rescue

Spring Valley Firefighter Jared Lloyd, 35, responded to a fire at the Evergreen Court Home for Adults, an assisted living facility, when he became trapped.
City of Watertown NY Fire Department

Cause of Death of Watertown (NY) Firefighter Peyton Morse Remains Undetermined

A coroner has not yet determined the cause of death of city firefighter Peyton Lane S. Morse, who died after training at the New York State Academy of Fire Science earlier this month.
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PA Deputy Chief Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

Deputy Chief Kevin M. “Bubba” Malukas of the Coal Township (PA) Fire Department suffered a heart attack after a vehicle accident response.
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IN Fire Captain Dies After Contracting COVID-19

While on-duty, Captain Martin “Marty” Meyers contracted COVID-19 at the fire department and subsequently passed away.
Peyton Morse

Watertown (NY) Firefighter Injured in Training Dies

Peyton Morse, a young City of Watertown (NY) firefighter, has died after falling ill during training.
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NE Firefighter Dies at Wildland Fire Scene

Ponca Hills Firefighter/Paramedic Dennis M. Bender, 78, had a medical emergency at the scene of a wildland fire.
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Firefighter Dies Battling Brush Fire North of Omaha

Dennis Bender was a volunteer with the Ponca Hills (NE) Fire Department who died while helping fight a brush fire near Fort Calhoun.