USFA On-Duty Death: Idaho

United States Fire Administration
16 September 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Chief Jon Delvalle, 63, of the Garden Valley Fire Protection District on 14 September 2021.

On Aug. 15, 2021, while on duty, Chief Jon Delvalle was exposed to a patient who was COVID-19 positive. He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Sept. 14, 2021.

Age: 63
Rank: Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: August 15, 2021 10:00 p.m.
Date of death: September 14, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 92.

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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