United States Fire Administration
20 October 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter/Paramedic Marshall Grant Brookfield, 41, of Emergency Response Logistics on 29 September 2021.
Wildland Firefighter/Paramedic Marshall Grant Brookfield was deployed to the McCash fire in Orleans, CA when he contracted COVID-19 and a rare fungal infection that was found to be directly associated to the wildfires and smoke inhalation. He was removed from the incident due to severe illness and sent to the hospital where he was admitted and remained in the Intensive Care Unit until his passing on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.
Classification: Wildland Contract
Incident date: September 13, 2021 11:00 a.m.
Date of death: September 29, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property
The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 106.
Go here to read the numbers of on-duty deaths due to COVID-19.
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.”