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Ronald “Ronnie” Gene Spitzer, 65 - Rocky Top, TN
1/13/2021
Ronald “Ronnie” Gene Spitzer Chief Rocky Top Fire Department Rocky Top, TN Age: 65 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 47 Date of Incident: December 11, 2020 Date of Death: January 13, 2021 Chief Ronald “Ronnie” Gene Spitzer, while on-duty, responded to a medical call on December 11, 2020 with another firefighter. It was determined later that the patient had COVID-19. He and the firefighter both contracted the virus. Chief Ronald “Ronnie” Gene Spitzer passed away on Wednes....more
Danny Watkins, 67 - San Benito, TX
1/12/2021
Danny Watkins Chief San Benito Fire Department San Benito, TX Age: 67 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 36 Date of Incident: December 14, 2020 Date of Death: January 12, 2021 Chief Danny Watkins contracted COVID-19 while on-duty. He passed away from the virus on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
Lloyd Losinger, 60 - Fort Walton Beach, FL
1/6/2021
Lloyd Losinger Captain Ocean City-Wright Fire Control District Fort Walton Beach, FL Age: 60 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 31 Date of Incident: December 4, 2020 Date of Death: January 6, 2021 Captain Lloyd Losinger, while performing fire inspections, contracted COVID-19. He passed away from the virus on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
Mark “Dewey” E. Kulp, 52 - Reading, PA
1/5/2021
Mark “Dewey” E. Kulp Firefighter/EMT Reading Department of Fire and Rescue Services Reading, PA Age: 52 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 28 Date of Incident: December 8, 2020 Date of Death: January 5, 2021 Firefighter/EMT Mark “Dewey” E. Kulp transported at least two patients to hospitals, who had tested positive for COVID-19. He also evaluated a patient on-scene that possibly had the virus. He subsequently contracted the disease and passed away on January 5, 2021.
Ronald Steven Perry, 57 - Bristol, TN
12/17/2020
Ronald Steven Perry Firefighter East Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department Bristol, TN Age: 57 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 21 Date of Incident: November 15, 2020 Date of Death: December 17, 2020 Firefighter Ronald Steven Perry responded to a mutual aid call of a building fire on Sunday, November 15, 2020. He and two other firefighters subsequently contracted COVID-19. Firefighter Perry passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020, from the virus.
Donald Beauchene, 54 - Warren, OH
11/17/2020
Donald Beauchene Lieutenant Warren City Fire Department Warren, OH Age: 54 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 25 Date of Incident: November 9, 2020 Date of Death: November 17, 2020 Lieutenant Donald Beauchene contracted COVID-19 while on-duty. He passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
John Howell Clift, 64 - Knoxville, TN
1/2/2021
John Howell Clift Firefighter Rural Metro Fire Department Knoxville, TN Age: 64 Gender: Male Status: Paid On-Call Years of Service: 40 Date of Incident: November 21, 2020 Date of Death: January 2, 2021 Firefighter John Howell Clift contracted COVID-19 while on-duty. He was hospitalized in early December and passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021.
Darrell Woodard, 66 - Sylva, NC
12/29/2020
Darrell Woodard Chief Savannah Volunteer Fire Department Sylva, NC Age: 66 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 42 Date of Incident: December 3, 2020 Date of Death: December 29, 2020 On Thursday, December 3, 2020, Chief Darrell Woodard responded to a call for a smell of smoke in a building. All four firefighters, including Chief Woodard, that responded to this incident, tested positive for COVID-19. Chief Woodard passed away from the virus on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.
Bryan "Hammy" P. Hamilton, 42 - Indian Head, MD
1/1/2021
Bryan "Hammy" P. Hamilton Firefighter/EMT Naval District of Washington Fire and Emergency Services Naval Support Facility Indian Head Station 20/21 Indian Head, MD Age: 42 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 18 Date of Incident: December 14, 2020 Date of Death: January 1, 2021 Firefighter/EMT Bryan “Hammy” P. Hamilton contracted COVID-19 while on-duty. On Friday, January 1, 2021, he passed away at the University of Maryland, Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, Mar....more
Stephen Sunday, 28 - Scranton, PA
12/29/2020
Stephen Sunday Firefighter City of Scranton Bureau of Fire Scranton, PA Age: 28 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 1 Date of Incident: December 20, 2020 Date of Death: December 29, 2020 Firefighter Stephen Sunday contracted COVID-19 while on-duty. He passed away from the virus on December 29, 2020.
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