USFA On-Duty Death: North Carolina

United States Fire Administration
2 September 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Division Chief Mark Covil, 51, of Pender EMS and Fire on 30 August 2021.

While on duty, Division Chief Mark Covil contracted COVID-19 at the fire station. He passed away on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 from the virus.

Age: 51
Rank: Division Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: August 13, 2021 5:00 p.m.
Date of death: August 30, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 80.

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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