USFA On-Duty Death: Pennsylvania

United States Fire Administration
7 September 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Fire Police Captain Laron Holcomb, 73, of the Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Department on 4 September 2021.

On Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, Fire Police Captain Laron Holcomb responded to a vehicle crash. After arriving home, he began to have shortness of breath. He was immediately taken to the hospital but passed away shortly after arrival from an apparent heart attack.

Age: 73
Rank: Fire Police Captain
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: September 4, 2021 1:25 p.m.
Date of death: September 4, 2021
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Support
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 86.

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.”

Related: Pennsylvania Firefighter Dies after Responding to MVA

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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