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Robert “Bobby” Anthony Jones, 59 - Westminster. MD
1/20/2022
Robert “Bobby” Anthony Jones Paramedic/Firefighter Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Company Westminster. MD Age: 59 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 33 Date of Incident: Dec. 23, 2021 Date of Death: Jan. 20, 2022 0n December 2021, Paramedic/Firefighter Jones contracted COVID-19 while performing his duties serving the citizens of Carroll County, Maryland. After a hard fight and multiple complications because of the virus, Jones passed away on January 20, 2022.
Marc Olson, 59 - Fort Morgan, CO
11/16/2021
Marc Olson Pilot CO Fire Aviation Fort Morgan, CO Age: 59 Gender: Male Status: Wildland-Contract Years of Service: 5 Date of Incident: Nov. 16, 2021 Date of Death: Nov. 16, 2021 On Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, Pilot Marc Olson was the sole occupant of a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) that had been ordered by Laminer County to help fight the Kruger Rock Fire. During the mission, the plane crashed, killing Pilot Olson. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
William "Billy" Joseph Steinberg, 37 - Forestburgh, NY
1/15/2022
William "Billy" Joseph Steinberg Assistant Chief Forestburgh Fire Company #1 Forestburgh, NY Age: 37 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 22 Date of Incident: Jan. 15, 2022 Date of Death: Jan. 15, 2022 On Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, the Forestburgh Fire Company #1 was called in by the Monticello Fire Department under mutual aid to a structure fire at 65 Rockridge Drive in the town of Thompson. While at the scene, Assistant Chief William “Billy” Joseph Steinberg collapsed. He....more
Benjamin Polson, 33 - St. Louis, MO
1/13/2022
Benjamin Polson Firefighter St. Louis Fire Department St. Louis, MO Age: 33 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 2 Date of Incident: Jan. 13, 2022 Date of Death: Jan. 13, 2022 On Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, St. Louis Fire Department firefighters responded to the 5900 block of Cote Brilliante Avenue. The multi-story building, designated as vacant by the city, was being consumed by fire. Firefighters had put out the flames on the first floor and were checking to make sure no one ....more
Brian Lange, 55 - Upsala, MN
12/11/2021
Brian Lange Captain Upsala Fire Department Upsala, MN Age: 55 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 21 Date of Incident: Nov. 15, 2021 Date of Death: Dec. 11, 2021 While on-duty at the firehouse, Captain Brian Lange contracted COVID-19. He passed away from the virus on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021.
Jonathan “Jon” Flagler, 47 - Los Angeles, CA
1/6/2022
Jonathan “Jon” Flagler Firefighter Los Angeles County Fire Department Los Angeles, CA Age: 47 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 17 Date of Incident: Jan. 6, 2022 Date of Death: Jan. 6, 2022 On Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, Firefighter Jonathan “Jon” Flagler was at the scene of a residential fire. While operating the interior of the structure, Firefighter Flagler became trapped and was overcome by fire conditions. He was removed from the building and CPR was immediately perform....more
Joseph “Joe” Maiello, 53 - Brooklyn, NY
12/26/2021
Joseph “Joe” Maiello Lieutenant Fire Department of New York Brooklyn, NY Age: 53 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 22 Date of Incident: Dec. 26, 2021 Date of Death: Dec. 26, 2021 On Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, while on-duty, Lieutenant Joseph “Joe” Maiello was found unresponsive at the fire station. He was pronounced deceased at the scene from an apparent heart attack.
David Spink, 56 - Barstow, CA
1/9/2022
David Spink Engineer Barstow Fire Protection District Barstow, CA Age: 56 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 30 Date of Incident: Dec. 5, 2021 Date of Death: Jan. 9, 2022 On Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, Engineer David Spink responded to a vehicle collision on Interstate 15. While at the scene, he was struck by an oncoming car. He was immediately airlifted to the Loma Linda University Hospital where he remained until his passing on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022.
Donald Gene Gross, 57 - Lincoln, NE
1/4/2022
Donald Gene Gross Fire Inspector/Investigator Lincoln Fire and Rescue Lincoln, NE Age: 57 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 31 Date of Incident: Jan. 3, 2022 Date of Death: Jan. 4, 2022 On Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, Fire Inspector/Investigator Donald Gene Gross was at the scene of a residential fire. After returning home, he complained of chest pains. On the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, he was found deceased at his residence.
James “Jim” Michael Ludlum, 69 - Mineral Point, WI
1/6/2022
James “Jim” Michael Ludlum Firefighter Mineral Point Fire Department Mineral Point, WI Age: 69 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 37 Date of Incident: Jan. 6, 2022 Date of Death: Jan. 6, 2022 Early in the morning of Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, Captain Brian Cecil Busch and Firefighter James “Jim” Michael Ludlum were responding to the scene of a vehicle accident on US 151. The fire apparatus was attempting to use an emergency crossover when it was struck by a northbound semi....more
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