USFA On-Duty Death: Ohio

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.

Age: 66
Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Classification: Career
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.”

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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