United States Fire Administration
13 July 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the on-duty death of Captain Thomas M. Barber, 51, of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department on June 14, 2021.
On Sunday, June, 13, 2021, Captain Thomas M. Barber responded to a medical call at a residence. Early the next morning on Monday, June 14, 2021, Captain Barber went into cardiac arrest at his home. He was rushed to the hospital where he passed away shortly after arrival.
Incident date: June 13, 2021 7:02 a.m.
Date of death: June 14, 2021
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential
The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 55.
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.”