The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Thomas Albert Cannon, 63, of the Attleboro Fire Department on May 14, 2018.
On May 13, 2018, Firefighter Thomas Albert Cannon went into cardiac arrest at the beginning of his shift while performing truck and equipment checks in the firehouse. Firefighter Cannon was treated by fellow responders then rushed to the hospital where he passed away the following day.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Cannon at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 38 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.