USFA On-Duty Death: Texas

United States Fire Administration
17 August 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter/EMT Dylan Rodiek, 34, of the Jollyville Fire Department on 16 August 2021.

On Monday, August 16, 2021, the Jollyville Fire Department received a call out for a medical response.  Firefighter/EMT Dylan Rodiek did not respond to the call.  After returning to the fire station, fellow firefighters found Firefighter/EMT Rodiek deceased on the floor of his bunk room, from a possible cardiac related event.

Age: 34
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Classification: Career
Incident date: August 16, 2021 8:16 a.m.
Date of death: August 16, 2021
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
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 69.

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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