United States Fire Administration
18 August 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Deputy Chief Tommy Allen Hopson, 53, of Carroll County Fire Rescue on 15 August 2021.
Deputy Chief Tommy Allen Hopson contracted COVID-19 while on-duty at the fire department. He passed away from the virus on Sunday, August 15, 2021.
Rank: Deputy Chief
Incident date: August 2, 2021
Date of death: August 15, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
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 70.
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.”