USFA On-Duty Death: New York

United States Fire Administration
25 August 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Judy Spencer, 65, of the Hartland Volunteer Fire Company on 24 August 2021.

On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, while at the scene of a field fire, Firefighter Judy Spencer, who was acting as a spotter for the Barker Fire Department rescue truck, was hit when the truck was backing up.  She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Age: 65
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: August 24, 2021 8:30 p.m.
Date of death: August 24, 2021
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Support
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 75.

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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