USFA On-Duty Death: Texas

United States Fire Administration
5 August 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Daniel “Danny” Ireton, 60, of the Martin County Volunteer Fire Department on 4 August 2021.

On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, while Firefighter Daniel “Danny” Ireton and another firefighter were responding to a motor vehicle collision, the fire apparatus Firefighter Ireton was driving struck another vehicle.  Firefighter Ireton was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The other firefighter was taken to the hospital and remains in stable condition.

Age: 60
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: August 4, 2021 9:30 a.m.
Date of death: August 4, 2021
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision – Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 63.

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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