United States Fire Administration
30 August 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Lieutenant Donald J. Trout, 53, of the Middlesex County Hazardous Materials Unit on 27 August 2021.
On Friday, August 27, 2021, Lieutenant Donald J. Trout was responding to a tractor trailer carrying hazardous materials that overturned and crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 8A. While getting ready to leave the station, Lieutenant Trout suffered a medical emergency. He was immediately transported to the local hospital where he passed away.
Incident date: August 27, 2021 8:06 a.m.
Date of death: August 27, 2021
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road
The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 78.
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.”