United Stated Fire Administration
5 October 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter/EMT Kelly William Frye, 53, of the City of Cumberland Fire Department on 29 September 2021.
Firefighter/EMT Kelly Frye contracted COVID-19 while on duty after responding to multiple medical calls with COVID-19 positive patients. Firefighter/EMT Frye was hospitalized and passed away from complications due to the virus on Sept. 29, 2021.
Incident date: August 29, 2021 8:00 p.m.
Date of death: September 29, 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 103.
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.”