United States Fire Administration
30 September 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Deputy Fire Chief Carl Frederick Kleinman, 55, of the South Point Volunteer Fire Department on 15 September 2021.
Deputy Fire Chief Carl Frederick Kleinman contracted COVID-19 while responding to numerous emergency response calls. He passed away from the virus on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
Rank: Deputy Fire Chief
Incident date: August 23, 2021
Date of death: September 15, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Residential
The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 98.
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.”