USFA: Ohio Firefighter Killed in Crash

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Ruben E. Mast, 43, of the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department on December 18, 2016.

Firefighter Ruben E. Mast was responding to an alarm in his privately owned Ford F-250 pickup truck when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a guardrail before overturning. Mast was reported to have been ejected from the vehicle. He was transported by Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department and Smith Ambulance to Union Hospital in Dover, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Mast at

To date, 82 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

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