United States Fire Administration
13 August 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter/EMT Colin McFadden, 26, of the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department on 12 August 2021.
On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, Firefighter/EMT Colin McFadden suffered a medical emergency while operating at the scene of a large residential structure fire in New Hartford. He was immediately taken to the John Dempsey Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. During treatment, it was discovered that he had leukemia, a previously undiagnosed condition, which caused his sudden illness. Firefighter/EMT McFadden passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2021.
Incident date: August 10, 2021 2:00 a.m.
Date of death: August 12, 2021
Cause of death: Other
Nature of death: Other
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential
The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 66.
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.”