The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Derrick Ryan Webb, 31, of Hardy’s Chapel Volunteer Fire Department on January 17, 2018.
Firefighter Derrick Ryan Webb fell ill while preparing a training drill at the fire station. Webb was found unresponsive in the apparatus bay beside his turn-out gear and SCBA. The PASS device on the SCBA was still sounding. CPR was initiated but firefighter Webb was pronounced deceased at the hospital from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be reported.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Webb at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, four firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2018. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.