USFA On-Duty Death: Pennsylvania

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.

Age: 35
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
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.”

Published by Data Not Drama

Data Not Drama is writings that provide a point of critical thought about firefighter fatality data and education, line of duty deaths, and risk. The main focus is to encourage less risk aversion and better knowledge on the subject of firefighter fatalities in firefighters, fire departments, and fire service organizations.

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