United States Fire Administration
1 October 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Driver/Engineer David Hackett, 44, of Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services on 25 September 2021.
While on duty, Driver/Engineer David Hackett contracted COVID-19 at the fire station. He passed away from the virus on Saturday, September 25, 2021.
Incident date: July 30, 2021 8:00 a.m.
Date of death: September 25, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
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 101.
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.”