USFA On-Duty Death: North Carolina

United States Fire Administration
21 September 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Joshua Dylan Megill, 21, of the Perrytown Volunteer Fire Department on 9 September 2021.

Firefighter Joshua Megill contracted COVID-19 while on duty and passed away from complications due to the virus on Sept. 9, 2021.

Age: 21
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: August 27, 2021 9:30 p.m.
Date of death: September 9, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 94.

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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