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Selinde Roosenburg, 20 - Columbus, OH
3/25/2021
Selinde Roosenburg Wildland Firefighter Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry Columbus, OH Age: 20 Gender: Female Status: Wildland Part-Time Years of Service: <1 Date of Incident: March 23, 2021 Date of Death: March 25, 2021 On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Wildland Firefighter Selinde Roosenburg was participating in a controlled burn at Richland Furnace State Forest in Washington Township. During the fire, she was involved in a UTV rollover accident. She passed away f....more
Laura Madara, 56 - Selbyville, DE
4/9/2021
Laura Madara Fire Police Officer Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company Selbyville, DE Age: 56 Gender: Female Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 6 Date of Incident: April 9, 2021 Date of Death: April 9, 2021 On Friday, April 9, 2021, Fire Police Officer Laura Madara was working at the scene of a vehicle accident and standing behind a Selbyville fire police truck. The driver of the truck, while backing up, accidentally struck her. She was immediately rushed to the hospital where she passe....more
Charles Wesley “Chuck” Miller, Jr., 62 - Albright, WV
4/4/2021
Charles Wesley “Chuck” Miller, Jr. Captain Albright Volunteer Fire Department Albright, WV Age: 62 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 29 Date of Incident: April 4, 2021 Date of Death: April 4, 2021 On Sunday, April 4, 2021, Captain Charles Wesley “Chuck” Miller, Jr. was responding to a brush fire in his personal automobile. He was killed when his vehicle went off the road and into a ditch on North Preston Highway. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Chester Riley, 57 - Nucla, CO
3/20/2021
Chester Riley Chief Nucla Naturita Fire Protection District Nucla, CO Age: 57 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 35 Date of Incident: March 20, 2021 Date of Death: March 20, 2021 On Saturday, March 20, 2021, Chief Chester Riley responded to the scene of an automobile accident. While at the incident, he experienced a heart attack and passed away.
Jared Lloyd, 35 - Spring Valley, NY
3/24/2021
Jared Lloyd Firefighter Spring Valley Fire Department Spring Valley, NY Age: 35 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 15 Date of Incident: March 23, 2021 Date of Death: March 24, 2021 On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Firefighter Jared Lloyd responded to a fire at the Evergreen Court Home for Adults, an assisted living facility. He rushed into the burning building to save residents, but the fire’s intensity grew and he also became trapped. He sent out a Mayday call and fellow f....more
Brian S. Mixson, 32 - Ridgeland, SC
3/17/2021
Brian S. Mixson Firefighter/EMT Jasper County Fire and Rescue Ridgeland, SC Age: 32 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 14 Date of Incident: March 5, 2021 Date of Death: March 17, 2021 On Friday, March 5, 2021, while on-duty, Firefighter/EMT Brian S. Mixson experienced an acute onset of a headache. By Sunday morning, March 7, 2021, he had a change in his vision and was rushed to the local hospital. He was then transported to the Savannah Medical Center, in Savannah Georgia,....more
Peyton Morse, 21 - Watertown, NY
3/12/2021
Peyton Morse Firefighter City of Watertown Fire Department Watertown, NY Age: 21 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: <1 Date of Incident: March 3, 2021 Date of Death: March 12, 2021 On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, Firefighter Peyton Morse suffered a medical emergency at a training exercise. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he remained in the Critical Care Unit. He passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Dennis M. Bender, 78 - Omaha, NE
3/10/2021
Dennis M. Bender Firefighter/Paramedic Ponca Hills Volunteer Fire Department Omaha, NE Age: 78 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 50 Date of Incident: March 10, 2021 Date of Death: March 10, 2021 On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Firefighter/Paramedic Dennis M. Bender responded to the third wildland fire call of the day. He suffered a medical emergency at the scene and was immediately taken to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The cause of his death is under in....more
Kevin M. “Bubba” Malukas, 59 - Coal Township, PA
3/8/2021
Kevin M. “Bubba” Malukas Deputy Chief Coal Township Fire Department Coal Township, PA Age: 59 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 45 Date of Incident: March 7, 2021 Date of Death: March 8, 2021 Deputy Chief Kevin M. “Bubba” Malukas responded to a vehicle accident on Sunday, March 7, 2021. After returning home, he suffered a heart attack and passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021.
Victor Melillo, 21 - Irvington, NJ
3/9/2021
Victor Melillo Firefighter Recruit Irvington Fire Department Irvington, NJ Age: 21 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: <1 Date of Incident: March 4, 2021 Date of Death: March 9, 2021 On Thursday, March, 4, 2021, Firefighter Recruit Victor Melillo collapsed during a training exercise in the parking lot of the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy in Parsippany Township, NJ. First responders on the scene immediately treated Firefighter Recruit Melillo. He was taken to....more
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