USFA On-Duty Death: Colorado

United States Fire Administration
22 September 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Technician Jeffrey J. Billingsley, 42, of the Denver Fire Department on 20 September 2021.

On Sept. 20, 2021, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Technician Jeffrey Billingsley suffered an apparent cardiac arrest while on duty. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment by emergency room staff, but he did not regain consciousness and was pronounced deceased at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Age: 42
Rank: Technician
Classification: Career
Incident date: September 20, 2021 3:30 p.m.
Date of death: September 20, 2021
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 95.

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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