USFA On-Duty Death: Florida

United States Fire Administration
20 August 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Lieutenant Mario J. Moya, 51, of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department on 17 August 2021.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Lieutenant Mario J. Moya unselfishly served his community while continuing to expose himself to the virus responding to EMS calls.  He passed away from the virus on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

Age: 51
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Career
Incident date: July 26, 2021 8:00 a.m.
Date of death: August 17, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 74.

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.”

Read more about the current on-duty deaths related to COVID-19.

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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