USFA On-Duty Death: Georgia

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.

Age: 53
Rank: Deputy Chief
Classification: Career
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.”

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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