USFA On-Duty Death: Ohio

United States Fire Administration
1 October 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Fire Chief Randy Miner, 57, of the Mary Ann Township Fire Department on 26 September 2021.

On Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, Fire Chief Randy Miner responded to an EMS call with a patient with a known case of COVID-19.  He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021.

Age: 57
Rank: Fire Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: September 12, 2021 1:51 p.m.
Date of death: September 26, 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 100.

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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