Pennsylvania Firefighter Dies after Responding to MVA

73-year-old firefighter stricken at home

Bill Carey
6 September 2021

ELLSWORTH, Pennsylvania – A volunteer firefighter was stricken at home and died, seven hours after responding to a motor vehicle accident.

Ellsworth volunteer firefighter Laron Holcomb died on Saturday after returning home from the emergency call.

Holcomb, 73, responded to the call at 1:24 p.m. according to the Observer-Reporter. He began experiencing shortness of breath at home and was transported to Washington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:24 p.m.

The Washington County Coroner’s Office says the cause and nature of Holcomb’s death are pending.

Photograph courtesy of Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Department, Facebook.

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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