USFA On-Duty Death: Mississippi

United States Fire Administration
10 August 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Lieutenant Larry Dean Adams, 65, of the Yazoo County District 3 Volunteer Fire Department on 8 August 2021.

On Friday, August 6, 2021, Lieutenant Larry Dean Adams suffered a medical emergency while operating the pump panel at a vehicle fire, causing him to fall unconscious, striking his head on the side board.  He was treated on scene by fellow firefighters and was then flown to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS, where he passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021, from a brain bleed caused from striking his head.

Age: 65
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: August 6, 2021 8:00 a.m.
Date of death: August 8, 2021
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Pump Operations
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 64.

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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