United States Fire Administration
6 July 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the on-duty death of Firefighter Recruit Tyvaughn Eldridge, 26, of Chesterfield County Fire and EMS on 3 July 2021.
On Thursday, July 1, 2021, Firefighter Recruit Tyvaughn Eldridge suffered a medical emergency during mandatory physical fitness training at the fire department. He passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021. Investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Rank: Firefighter Recruit
Incident date: July 1, 2021 8:30 a.m.
Date of death: July 3, 2021
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Fitness Activity
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Store/Office
The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 53.
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.”