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.
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.”