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Joshua Haynes, 35 - Pleasanton, KS
6/22/2022
Joshua Haynes Firefighter Linn County Rural Fire District #1 Pleasanton, KS Age: 35 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 17 Date of Incident: June 20, 2022 Date of Death: June 22, 2022 On Monday night, June 20, 2022, Firefighter Joshua Haynes responded to a building fire at Carpenter Chiropractic. While fighting the fire, he experienced a medical emergency and collapsed at the scene. He was airlifted to the University of Kansas Medical Center where he passed away Wednesda....more
Hunter Coco, 21 - Maxwell, TX
6/20/2022
Hunter Coco Firefighter Maxwell Community Volunteer Fire Department Maxwell, TX Age: 21 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 2 Date of Incident: June 20, 2022 Date of Death: June 20, 2022 Two brothers, Assistant Chief Jonathon Coco and Firefighter Hunter Coco, were returning from the scene of a wildland fire on Texas Highway 20 in a brush truck when the driver of a privately owned vehicle failed to yield and was struck by the truck. The brush truck rolled over killing bot....more
Jonathon Coco, 25 - Maxwell, TX
6/20/2022
Jonathon Coco Assistant Chief Maxwell Community Volunteer Fire Department Maxwell, TX Age: 25 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 6 Date of Incident: June 20, 2022 Date of Death: June 20, 2022 Two brothers, Assistant Chief Jonathon Coco and Firefighter Hunter Coco, were returning from the scene of a wildland fire on Texas Highway 20 in a brush truck when the driver of a privately owned vehicle failed to yield and was struck by the truck. The brush truck rolled over killi....more
Sean Williamson, 51 - Philadelphia, PA
6/18/2022
Sean Williamson Lieutenant Philadelphia Fire Department Philadelphia, PA Age: 51 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 27 Date of Incident: June 18, 2022 Date of Death: June 18, 2022 On Saturday, June 18, 2022, Lieutenant Sean Williamson responded to a fire at a commercial building. Eight occupants of the property were safely evacuated. Approximately an hour later, the fire was under control. Firefighters remained working when the building collapsed around 3 a.m. Five firefig....more
Douglas Clemons, 56 - Bartow, FL
6/14/2022
Douglas Clemons Fire Engineer/Paramedic Polk County Fire Rescue Bartow, FL Age: 56 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 27 Date of Incident: June 14, 2022 Date of Death: June 14, 2022 On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, while on-duty at the fire station, Fire Engineer/Paramedic Douglas Clemons experienced a medical emergency. He was immediately transported to the hospital where he passed away a short time later from an apparent heart attack.
Stephen A. Feron, 49 - Hauppauge, NY
6/11/2022
Stephen A. Feron Firefighter/Ex-Chief Hauppauge Fire Department Hauppauge, NY Age: 49 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 33 Date of Incident: June 11, 2022 Date of Death: June 11, 2022 On Saturday, June 11, 2022, Firefighter/Ex-Chief Stephen A. Feron was operating at a water front exercise as part of a training class. He suffered a medical emergency and was immediately transported to the hospital where he passed away a short time later. The cause and nature of his fatal....more
Christopher Allen, 58 - Hollywood, FL
6/6/2022
Christopher Allen Driver/Engineer Hollywood Fire & Rescue & Beach Safety Hollywood, FL Age: 58 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 23 Date of Incident: June 5, 2022 Date of Death: June 6, 2022 On Sunday, June 5, 2022, Driver/Engineer Christopher Allen left the fire house after working a 48-hour shift in which he responded to numerous calls doing reconnaissance for the fire department. On Monday, June 6, 2022, at approximately 3:30 am, while at home, he was not feeling well.....more
Brandon Yaeger, 32 - Reidsville, NC
5/31/2022
Brandon Yaeger Firefighter/Driver Bethany Volunteer Fire Department Reidsville, NC Age: 32 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 12 Date of Incident: May 31, 2022 Date of Death: May 31, 2022 On Tuesday, May 31, 2022, Firefighter/Driver Brandon Yaeger, while on-duty at the fire station, was found deceased in his bunkroom. The nature of his death is pending.
Terry Lee Cassidy, 64 - Cromwell, IN
5/26/2022
Terry Lee Cassidy Firefighter Sparta Township Fire Department Cromwell, IN Age: 64 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 9 Date of Incident: May 23, 2022 Date of Death: May 26, 2022 On Monday, May 23, 2022, Firefighter Terry Lee Cassidy responded to a medical emergency at a residence. While assisting at the scene, Firefighter Cassidy started experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. He was immediately transported to the local hospital where he remained until his passing on ....more
Harold Joe Cordova, 83 - Manassa, CO
5/1/2022
Harold Joe Cordova Firefighter Central Conejos Fire Protection District Manassa, CO Age: 83 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 65 Date of Incident: May 1, 2022 Date of Death: May 1, 2022 On Sunday, May 1, 2022, Firefighter Harold Joe Cordova responded to a grassland fire near Manassa, to help with protecting structures. Shortly after arriving at the scene, he told colleagues that he wasn’t feeling well and went home. A short time later, his family called 9-1-1 and he wa....more
Sean Patrick McAdam, 49 - Louisville, KY
5/11/2022
Sean Patrick McAdam Firefighter Louisville Fire Department Louisville, KY Age: 49 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 20 Date of Incident: May 9, 2022 Date of Death: May 11, 2022 On Monday, May 9, 2022, while on-duty at the fire station, Firefighter Sean Patrick McAdam suffered a medical emergency. He was immediately transported to the University of Louisville Hospital but passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from an apparent CVA.
Ryan Leif Erickson, 63 - Blomkest, MN
5/12/2022
Ryan Leif Erickson Firefighter Blomkest Fire Department Blomkest, MN Age: 63 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 45 Date of Incident: May 12, 2022 Date of Death: May 12, 2022 On Thursday, May 12, 2022, Firefighter Ryan Leif Erickson was paged to respond to a weather watch due to impending violent storms. As he was leaving his farm, Firefighter Erickson was struck by a grain bin that was lifted off its’ foundation rolling off of a shed and landing on top of him, crushing ....more
Darin Banks, 26 - Chico, CA
5/6/2022
Darin Banks Wildland Firefighter Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression, Inc. Chico, CA Age: 26 Gender: Male Status: Wildland-Contract Years of Service: 5 Date of Incident: May 6, 2022 Date of Death: May 6, 2022 On Friday, May 6, 2022, Wildland Firefighter Darin Banks was assigned to a Type II Initial Attack Hand Crew working to prepare an area for a prescribed burning in Tuolumne County. While working the area, he was hit by a dead tree that fell. He was transported down the hill to th....more
John Dean Forbush, 24 - Gassaway, WV
5/1/2022
John Dean Forbush Firefighter Gassaway Volunteer Fire Department Gassaway, WV Age: 24 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 6 Date of Incident: May 1, 2022 Date of Death: May 1, 2022 On Sunday, May 1, 2022, Firefighter John Dean Forbush responded to the scene of a vehicle crash at the Elk River in Braxton County, West Virginia. While attempting to rescue a mother and daughter after their SUV was driven into the water, he was caught in the current and drowned. The vehicle c....more
Jason Smith, 43 - Balko, OK
5/8/2022
Jason Smith Captain Balko Fire Department Balko, OK Age: 43 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 6 Date of Incident: April 5, 2022 Date of Death: May 8, 2022 On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, Captain Jason Smith and Firefighter Tyler Morris from the Balko Fire Department were burned when their truck rolled over in a ditch. The two were operating at the scene of the Beaver River Fire in Beaver County. Both were treated in the burn unit at the University Medical Center in Lubbock,....more
Rory “Bud” Swanson, 70 - Shacklefords, VA
4/20/2022
Rory “Bud” Swanson Firefighter Lower King & Queen Fire - EMS Shacklefords, VA Age: 70 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 15 Date of Incident: April 20, 2022 Date of Death: April 20, 2022 On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, Firefighter Rory “Bud” Swanson was out working on fundraising efforts for the department when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Initial reports are that he suffered a medical emergency which resulted in th....more
Stephen Smith, 47 - Sedalia, CO
4/23/2022
Stephen Smith Fire Marshal West Douglas County Fire Protection District Sedalia, CO Age: 47 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 23 Date of Incident: April 23, 2022 Date of Death: April 23, 2022 On Saturday, April 23, 2022, Fire Marshal Stephen Smith responded to the scene of a residence after a 9-1-1 call reported an electrical box had blown off of the house. After the crew confirmed there were no injuries and no fire had occurred, the electrical utility company was noti....more
Timothy Klein, 31 - Brooklyn, NY
4/24/2022
Timothy Klein Firefighter Fire Department of New York Brooklyn, NY Age: 31 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 6 Date of Incident: April 24, 2022 Date of Death: April 24, 2022 On Sunday, April 24, 2022, Firefighter Timothy Klein responded to a 3 alarm fire at 108-26 Avenue N in Brooklyn. While fighting the fire, he was critically injured. He was removed from the building and taken to the Brookdale University Hospital Center, where he passed away from his injuries.
Isaac David Hassen, Sr., 69 - Northern Cambria, PA
4/15/2022
Isaac David Hassen, Sr. Chief Hope Fire Company Northern Cambria, PA Age: 69 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 53 Date of Incident: April 14, 2022 Date of Death: April 15, 2022 On Thursday, April 14, 2022, Chief Isaac David Hassen, Sr. responded to an EMS call at a residence. After arriving home, he experienced a medical emergency and was taken to the hospital that evening. On Friday, April 15, 2022, he passed away from cardiac related issues.
Brendan Bessee, 24 - Scottsdale, AZ
4/8/2022
Brendan Bessee Firefighter/EMT Salt River Fire Department Scottsdale, AZ Age: 24 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 2 Date of Incident: April 8, 2022 Date of Death: April 8, 2022 On Friday, April 8, 2022, Firefighter/EMT Brendan Bessee was driving an ambulance responding to a 9-1-1 call, with a co-worker. They turned left off of McDowell RD, onto Beeline Highway. After crossing the southbound lanes they were hit by a semi-truck going north. Firefighter/EMT Bessee was pron....more
Philip M. Wigal, 35 - West Salem, OH
4/11/2022
Philip M. Wigal Lieutenant Town and Country Fire District West Salem, OH Age: 35 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 16 Date of Incident: April 11, 2022 Date of Death: April 11, 2022 On Monday, April 11, 2022, Lieutenant Philip M. Wigal responded to the scene of a vehicle accident on I-71 southbound. While at the scene, a trooper was performing an administrative inventory of the crash vehicle while Lieutenant Wigal was completing documentation for their report. At approxima....more
Darren D. Krull, 54 - Elwood, NE
4/7/2022
Darren D. Krull Chief Elwood Volunteer Fire Department Elwood, NE Age: 54 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 36 Date of Incident: April 7, 2022 Date of Death: April 7, 2022 On Thursday, April 7, 2022, Chief Darren D. Krull was a passenger in a Ford Expedition, driven by the Phelps County Emergency Manager. They were enroute to a wildland fire, when they were struck head on by a water transfer tank, approximately 8 miles of Arapahoe on Highway 283. Chief Krull was rushe....more
Timothy Williams, 54 - Carlsbad, NM
4/4/2022
Timothy Williams Probationary Firefighter Eddy County Fire and Rescue Carlsbad, NM Age: 54 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 2 Date of Incident: April 3, 2022 Date of Death: April 4, 2022 On Sunday, April 3, 2022, Probationary Firefighter Timothy Williams was working at the Atoka fire station cleaning apparatus and checking equipment. After arriving home, he began to experience chest pains. He was rushed to the hospital and passed away on Monday, April 4, 2022, from a ....more
Freddy C. Reeves, 85 - Ward, AL
3/25/2022
Freddy C. Reeves Acting Chief Ward Volunteer Fire Department Ward, AL Age: 85 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 50 Date of Incident: March 3, 2022 Date of Death: March 25, 2022 On Thursday, March 3, 2022, Acting Chief Freddy C. Reeves was attempting to put out a grass fire when his pants caught fire and he was injured. When other firefighters arrived on the scene, they helped in fighting the fire. Acting Chief Reeves then drove approximately 5 miles and brought back a ....more
Jeffrey Ray Wyatt, 49 - Bessemer, AL
4/4/2022
Jeffrey Ray Wyatt Chief McAdory Area Fire District Bessemer, AL Age: 49 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 34 Date of Incident: April 4, 2022 Date of Death: April 4, 2022 On Monday, April 4, 2022, Chief Jeffrey Ray Wyatt worked a shift at the firehouse in which he complained to his colleagues of having difficulty breathing. When he arrived home after his shift he walked up the stairs and set his briefcase down. He then fell back down the stairs when he suffered a massive h....more
Jeff Williams, 56 - Larksville, PA
3/31/2022
Jeff Williams Chief Engineer Larksville Fire Department Larksville, PA Age: 56 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 34 Date of Incident: March 31, 2022 Date of Death: March 31, 2022 On Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 7:00 a.m., Chief Engineer Jeff Williams pulled up to the fire station to start his shift. While in the parking lot, he went into a cardiac related incident and life saving measures were immediately performed. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced de....more
Edward Long, 55 - Portsmouth, OH
3/22/2022
Edward Long Firefighter/EMT Portsmouth Fire Department Portsmouth, OH Age: 55 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 27 Date of Incident: March 22, 2022 Date of Death: March 22, 2022 On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Firefighter/EMT Edward Long was returning to the fire station from a call when he became unresponsive and suffered a medical emergency. Fellow firefighters with him performed life-saving measures and immediately rushed him to the Southern Ohio Medical Center Emergency D....more
April Lynn Partridge, 55 - Apache, OK
3/20/2022
April Lynn Partridge Firefighter Edgewater Park Volunteer Fire Department Apache, OK Age: 55 Gender: Female Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 20 Date of Incident: March 20, 2022 Date of Death: March 20, 2022 On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Firefighter April Partridge responded to a wildland fire. During firefighting operations she was separated from the crew and the apparatus. When Firefighter Partridge was discovered by fellow firefighters, she was found deceased.
Vincent Doffont, 37 - Harrison, NJ
3/19/2022
Vincent Doffont Firefighter/EMT Harrison Fire Department Harrison, NJ Age: 37 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 5 Date of Incident: March 19, 2022 Date of Death: March 19, 2022 On Saturday, March 19, 2022, Firefighter/EMT Vincent Doffont had returned to the fire station from a training exercise assisting newer members with structural roof venting. While in the shower, Firefighter/EMT Doffont collapsed and was found unconscious by fellow firefighters. He was immediately ru....more
David Wayne McDonald, Jr., 40 - Peshawbestown, MI
3/17/2022
David Wayne McDonald, Jr. Firefighter/EMT Grand Traverse Band Fire Rescue Peshawbestown, MI Age: 40 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: <1 Date of Incident: March 17, 2022 Date of Death: March 17, 2022 On Thursday, March 17, 2022, while on-duty at the fire station, Firefighter/EMT David Wayne McDonald, Jr. was found deceased on the bay floor by a fellow firefighter. The cause of his death is under investigation.
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