United States Fire Administration
29 September 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter/Paramedic Frank D. Duff, Jr., 66, of the Columbus Division of Fire on 19 September 2021.
While on duty, Firefighter/Paramedic Frank D. Duff, Jr., contracted COVID-19. He passed away from the virus on Sept. 19, 2021.
Incident date: August 12, 2021 8:00 a.m.
Date of death: September 19, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: N/A
The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 97.
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.”