USFA On-Duty Death: Virginia

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.

Age: 26
Rank: Firefighter Recruit
Classification: Career
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.”

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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