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Andrew Orphanoudakis, 56 - Hardeeville, SC
10/3/2021
Andrew Orphanoudakis Lieutenant Hardeeville Fire Department Hardeeville, SC Age: 56 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 32 Date of Incident: Aug. 31, 2021 Date of Death: Oct. 3, 2021 On Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, Lieutenant Andrew Orphanoudakis responded to an EMS call with a patient with a known case of COVID-19. He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. Lieutenant Orphanoudakis has been posthumously promoted to Captain.
Mark Gillam, 58 - Elwood, IN
10/3/2021
Mark Gillam Engineer Elwood Fire Department Elwood, IN Age: 58 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 31 Date of Incident: Aug. 21, 2021 Date of Death: Oct. 3, 2021 On Aug. 21, 2021, while on duty, Engineer Mark Gillam provided medical care to patients for a 12-hour period during a local festival. On Aug. 25, 2021, Gillam became sick with symptoms. Because his symptoms worsened, Gillam went to the hospital on Aug. 30, 2021, where he tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitte....more
Kelly William Frye, 53 - Cumberland, MD
9/29/2021
Kelly William Frye Firefighter/EMT City of Cumberland Fire Department Cumberland, MD Age: 53 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 25 Date of Incident: Aug. 29, 2021 Date of Death: Sept. 29, 2021 Firefighter/EMT Kelly Frye contracted COVID-19 while on duty after responding to multiple medical calls with COVID-19 positive patients. Firefighter/EMT Frye was hospitalized and passed away from complications due to the virus on Sept. 29, 2021.
Joseph “Joey” Wright, 39 - Shepherdsville, KY
9/24/2021
Joseph “Joey” Wright Firefighter Nichols Fire Protection District Shepherdsville, KY Age: 39 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 6 Date of Incident: Sept. 14, 2021 Date of Death: Sept. 24, 2021 On Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, Firefighter Joseph “Joey” Wright participated in strenuous mandatory ladder training with the Nichols Fire Protection District. After the training was completed, he continued to work at the department assisting with the CAD system. He then left and wen....more
David Hackett, 44 - Brooksville, FL
9/25/2021
David Hackett Driver/Engineer Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services Brooksville, FL Age: 44 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 19 Date of Incident: July 30, 2021 Date of Death: Sept. 25, 2021 While on duty, Driver/Engineer David Hackett contracted COVID-19 at the fire station. He passed away from the virus on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.
Randy Miner, 57 - Newark, OH
9/26/2021
Randy Miner Fire Chief Mary Ann Township Fire Department Newark, OH Age: 57 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 22 Date of Incident: Sept. 12, 2021 Date of Death: Sept. 26, 2021 On Sunday, September 12, 2021, Fire Chief Randy Miner responded to an EMS call with a patient with a known case of COVID-19. He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
Robert Liguez, 52 - Alice, TX
9/17/2021
Robert Liguez Driver/Operator Alice Fire Department Alice, TX Age: 52 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 27 Date of Incident: August 16, 2021 Date of Death: September 17, 2021 Driver/Operator Robert Liguez contracted COVID-19 while responding to numerous EMS calls. Many of the patients he assisted tested positive for the virus. He passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021.
Carl Frederick Kleinman, 55 - South Point, Ohio
9/15/2021
Carl Frederick Kleinman Deputy Fire Chief South Point Volunteer Fire Department South Point, Ohio Age: 55 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 33 Date of Incident: August 23, 2021 Date of Death: September 15, 2021 Deputy Fire Chief Carl Frederick Kleinman contracted COVID-19 while responding to numerous emergency response calls. He passed away from the virus on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
Frank D. Duff, Jr., 66 - Columbus, Ohio
9/19/2021
Frank D. Duff, Jr. Firefighter/Paramedic Columbus Division of Fire Columbus, Ohio Age: 66 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 27 Date of Incident: August 12, 2021 Date of Death: September 19, 2021 While on-duty, Firefighter/Paramedic Frank D. Duff, Jr., contracted COVID-19. He passed away from the virus on September 19, 2021.
Scott Chassells, 48 - North Little Rock, Arkansas
9/18/2021
Scott Chassells Lieutenant North Little Rock Fire Department North Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 48 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 22 Date of Incident: Aug. 6, 2021 Date of Death: Sept. 18, 2021 Lieutenant Scott Chassells responded to several medical incidents during which he encountered COVID-19 positive patients and patients with COVID-19-like symptoms. Chassells subsequently contracted the virus and started showing symptoms on Aug. 15, 2021. He passed away from compli....more
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