USFA On-Duty Death: Washington

United States Fire Administration
2 September 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Lieutenant/Paramedic Cody Traber, 41, of Spokane County Fire District No.9 on 26 August 2021.

On Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, Lieutenant/Paramedic Cody Traber responded to a reported brush fire. While investigating the fire, he fell from the Wandermere Bridge at Highway 395 and passed away from the injuries he sustained in the fall.

Age: 41
Rank: Lieutenant/Paramedic
Classification: Career
Incident date: August 26, 2021 10:00 p.m.
Date of death: August 26, 2021
Cause of death: Fall
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

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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