United States Fire Administration
23 September 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Lieutenant Aaron “Scott” Chassells, 48, of the North Little Rock Fire Department on 18 September 2021.
Lieutenant Scott Chassells responded to several medical incidents during which he encountered COVID-19 positive patients and patients with COVID-19-like symptoms. Chassells subsequently contracted the virus and started showing symptoms on Aug. 15, 2021. He passed away from complications due to the virus on Sept. 18, 2021.
Incident date: August 6, 2021 8:58 a.m.
Date of death: September 18, 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 96.
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.”