United States Fire Administration
7 July 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the on-duty death of Firefighter Sean W. DeMuynck, 35, of the Lower Merion Fire Department/Penn Wynne-Overbrook Hills Fire Company on 5 July 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 Hospital where he passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, July 5, 2021.
Incident date: July 4, 2021 9:33 p.m.
Date of death: July 5, 2021
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential
The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 54.
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
For more information about on-duty deaths as recorded by the United States Fire Administration go to “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.”
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