USFA On-Duty Death: New Mexico

United States Fire Administration
22 July 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Janet Tracy, 59, of the Caballo Volunteer Fire Department on 20 July 2021.

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Firefighter Janet Tracy was at the scene of a single vehicle non-injury crash on I-25 south of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. While providing aid and support to the scene, another firefighter who was repositioning a Caballo fire truck, struck her. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Firefighter Tracy also served as the Secretary for the department.

Age: 59
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: July 20, 2021 11:30 a.m.
Date of death: July 20, 2021
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 61.

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.”

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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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