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Thomas Royds, 48 - Belmont Hills, Pennsylvania
7/24/2021
Thomas Royds Firefighter Lower Merion Fire Department/Belmont Hills Fire Company Belmont Hills, Pennsylvania Age: 48 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 32 Date of Incident: July 24, 2021 Date of Death: July 24, 2021 On Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 3:04 a.m., the Belmont Hills Fire Company and Gladwyne Fire Company were dispatched to a vehicle accident with injuries on Interstate 76. At approximately 3:23 a.m., while preparing to leave the scene of the initial incident, anot....more
Janet Tracy, 59 - Caballo, NM
7/20/2021
Janet Tracy Firefighter Caballo Volunteer Fire Department Caballo, NM Age: 59 Gender: Female Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 3 Date of Incident: July 20, 2021 Date of Death: July 20, 2021 On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Firefighter Janet Tracy was at the scene of a single vehicle non-injury crash on I-25 south of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. While providing aid and support to the scene, another firefighter who was repositioning a Caballo fire truck, struck her. She was pronounce....more
Matthew Robert Miller, 48 - Mesa, AZ
7/10/2021
Matthew Robert Miller Air Attack Pilot Falcon Executive Aviation, Inc. Mesa, AZ Age: 48 Gender: Male Status: Wildland Contract Years of Service: 21 Date of Incident: July 10, 2021 Date of Death: July 10, 2021 On Saturday, July 10, 2021, Air Tactical Group Supervisor Jeff Piechura and Air Attack Pilot Matthew Robert Miller were aboard a Beechcraft King Air C-90 conducting visual reconnaissance and aviation command and control over the Cedar Basin Fire near Wikieup, Arizona when the ai....more
Jeff Piechura, 62 - Tucson, AZ
7/10/2021
Jeff Piechura Air Tactical Group Supervisor U.S. Forest Service/Coronado National Forest Tucson, AZ Age: 62 Gender: Male Status: Wildland Part-Time Years of Service: 42 Date of Incident: July 10, 2021 Date of Death: July 10, 2021 On Saturday, July 10, 2021, Air Tactical Group Supervisor Jeff Piechura and Air Attack Pilot Matthew Robert Miller were aboard a Beechcraft King Air C-90 conducting visual reconnaissance and aviation command and control over the Cedar Basin Fire near Wikieu....more
Matthew “Bear” Michael Rominger, 48 - Bridgeport, CA
5/16/2021
Matthew “Bear” Michael Rominger Firefighter/Paramedic Mountain Warfare Fire Department Bridgeport, CA Age: 48 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 30 Date of Incident: April 4, 2021 Date of Death: May 16, 2021 Firefighter/Paramedic Matthew “Bear” Michael Rominger contracted COVID-19 while on a medical call from a patient with a known case of the virus. He passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021.
William “Billy” Shaffer, 53 - Hillsborough, NJ
7/14/2021
William “Billy” Shaffer Assistant Chief Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #2 Hillsborough, NJ Age: 53 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 35 Date of Incident: July 14, 2021 Date of Death: July 14, 2021 On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Assistant Chief William “Billy” Shaffer responded to a vehicle fire. While at the scene, he was found unresponsive by other first responders. He was immediately treated and was rushed to the RWJ Somerset Hospital where he passed away.
Joseph Deltergo, 45 - West Palm Beach, FL
7/12/2021
Joseph Deltergo Firefighter Palm Beach County Fire Rescue West Palm Beach, FL Age: 45 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 16 Date of Incident: July 12, 2021 Date of Death: July 12, 2021 On Monday, July 12, 2021, Firefighter Joseph Deltergo took his own life while on-duty at the fire station.
Thomas M. Barber, 51 - Jacksonville, FL
6/14/2021
Thomas M. Barber Captain Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department Jacksonville, FL Age: 51 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 21 Date of Incident: June 13, 2021 Date of Death: June 14, 2021 On Sunday, June, 13, 2021, Captain Thomas M. Barber responded to a medical call at a residence. Early the next morning on Monday, June 14, 2021, Captain Barber went into cardiac arrest at his home. He was rushed to the hospital where he passed away shortly after arrival.
Sean W. DeMuynck, 35 - Wynnewood, PA
7/5/2021
Sean W. DeMuynck Firefighter Lower Merion Fire Department/Penn Wynne-Overbrook Hills Fire Company Wynnewood, PA Age: 35 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 2 Date of Incident: July 4, 2021 Date of Death: July 5, 2021 On Sunday, July 4, 2021, Firefighter Sean W. DeMuynck was operating at the scene of a residential fire when he was found unresponsive on the third floor of the single-family dwelling. Firefighter DeMuynck was treated and rushed by EMS to nearby Lankenau Hosp....more
Tyvaughn Eldridge, 26 - Chesterfield, VA
7/3/2021
Tyvaughn Eldridge Firefighter Recruit Chesterfield County Fire and EMS Chesterfield, VA Age: 26 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: <1 Date of Incident: July 1, 2021 Date of Death: July 3, 2021 On Thursday, July 1, 2021, Firefighter Recruit Tyvaughn Eldridge suffered a medical emergency during mandatory physical fitness training at the fire department. He passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021. Investigation into the incident is ongoing.
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