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Anthony Craig "Tony" Christensen, 55 - Naples, FL
8/4/2020
Anthony Craig "Tony" Christensen Firefighter City of Naples Fire-Rescue Naples, FL Age: 55 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 22 Date of Incident: June 26, 2020 Date of Death: August 4, 2020 Firefighters from the City of Naples Fire-Rescue responded to a medical emergency at a nursing home. The patient was exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and results were received the next day that showed the patient was positive for the virus. Firefighter Anthony Craig “Tony” Christensen....more
Alec Tannenbaum, 29 - Vails Gate, NY
8/4/2020
Alec Tannenbaum Firefighter Vails Gate Fire Department Vails Gate, NY Age: 29 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 4 Date of Incident: August 4, 2020 Date of Death: August 4, 2020 Firefighter Alec Tannenbaum completed an on-duty shift Tuesday with the West Point Fire Department before responding to numerous storm-related alarms as a member of the Vails Gate Fire Department. Firefighter Tannenbaum was found unresponsive in his home late Tuesday, August 4, 2020. He was imm....more
Steven Splan, 46 - Bloomfield Hills, MI
8/2/2020
Steven Splan Sergeant Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety Bloomfield Hills, MI Age: 46 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 28 Date of Incident: August 2, 2020 Date of Death: August 2, 2020 On August 2, 2020, Sergeant Steven Splan was on fire duty and, at approximately 1200hrs, helped to remove a tree blocking a roadway. Sergeant Splan, later in the evening during patrol, went on a meal break to the public safety building, where he was found unresponsive in the dep....more
Gerardo "Jerry" Pacheco, 50 - Houston, TX
8/3/2020
Gerardo "Jerry" Pacheco Firefighter/Paramedic Houston Fire Department Houston, TX Age: 50 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 16 Date of Incident: July 18, 2020 Date of Death: August 3, 2020 On August 3, 2020, Firefighter/Paramedic Gerardo “Jerry” Pacheco was battling COVID-19 when he passed away. Firefighter/Paramedic Pacheco contracted the virus from exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace.
Leroy Lucio, 62 - Houston, TX
7/20/2020
Leroy Lucio Captain Houston Fire Department Houston, TX Age: 62 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 29 Date of Incident: June 17, 2020 Date of Death: July 20, 2020 On July 20, 2020, Captain Leroy Lucio was battling the COVID-19 virus at a local hospital in San Antonio, TX, when he passed away. Captain Lucio contracted the virus from exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace.
Justin Robinson, 50 - Buchanan, GA
7/21/2020
Justin Robinson Firefighter Haralson County Fire Department Buchanan, GA Age: 50 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 25 Date of Incident: July 14, 2020 Date of Death: July 21, 2020 On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Firefighter Justin Robinson was at the scene of a motor vehicle accident performing extrication of injured patients. While at the crash site, he went into cardiac arrest. Crews immediately initiated life saving measures and Firefighter Robinson was transported to the....more
Jason Cuffee, 27 - Charleston, WV
7/20/2020
Jason Cuffee Firefighter/Medic Charleston Fire Department Charleston, WV Age: 27 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 5 Date of Incident: July 19, 2020 Date of Death: July 20, 2020 At approximately 2330hrs., on Sunday, July 19, 2020, Firefighter/Medic Jason Cuffee was working at the Charleston Fire Department, Station 3. When he failed to respond to a call, his co-workers became concerned and went to check on him. They found Firefighter/Medic Cuffee unresponsive. They imm....more
Ron Wehlage, Jr., 40 - De Soto, MO
6/30/2020
Ron Wehlage, Jr. Fire Lieutenant/Fire Marshal De Soto Rural Fire Protection District De Soto, MO Age: 40 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 18 Date of Incident: June 27, 2020 Date of Death: June 30, 2020 On Saturday evening, June 27, 2020, Fire Lieutenant/Fire Marshal Ron Wehlage, Jr., responded to a residential fire. After his work duty ended on Sunday morning, June 28, 2020, he returned home. On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, he did not show up for his next shift. Someone wa....more
Russell K. Roberson, 42 - Iaeger, WV
6/21/2020
Russell K. Roberson Firefighter Iaeger Volunteer Fire Department Iaeger, WV Age: 42 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 15 Date of Incident: June 21, 2020 Date of Death: June 21, 2020 On Saturday evening, June 20, 2020, firefighters from the Iaeger Volunteer Fire Department, as well as several other departments, responded to the scene of a residential fire. On Sunday, June 21, 2020, firefighters again responded to the same residence for a possible rekindle. While at th....more
Ronnie Cordero, 61 - Little Falls, NJ
4/22/2020
Ronnie Cordero Assistant Chief Little Falls Fire Department Little Falls, NJ Age: 61 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 40 Date of Incident: April 1, 2020 Date of Death: April 22, 2020 On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Assistant Chief Ronnie Cordero drove the fire department apparatus to a service call at a residence. During that call, the crew came in close contact with the homeowner who stated that his son tested positive for COVID-19. He also stated that he had just re....more
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