United States Fire Administration
14 July 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the on-duty death of Firefighter Joseph Deltergo, 45 of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue on 12 July 2021.
On Monday, July 12, 2021, Firefighter Joseph Deltergo took his own life while on-duty at the fire station.
Incident date: July 12, 2021
Date of death: July 12, 2021
Cause of death: Other
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office
The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 56.
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.”