USFA On-Duty Death: Alaska

United States Fire Administration
27 August 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Engineer Justin Hansen, 37, of the Central Mat-Su Fire Department on 27 June 2021.

Engineer Justin Hansen worked a 24-hour shift, ending the morning of Sunday, June 27, 2021.  While on-duty Engineer Hansen responded to both fire and EMS calls.  A few hours after returning home, Engineer Hansen was found deceased.  The cause of his death was cardiac-related.

Age: 37
Rank: Engineer
Classification: Paid-on-Call
Incident date: June 27, 2021 9:00 a.m.
Date of death: June 27, 2021
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
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 77.

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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