USFA On-Duty Death: Colorado

United States Fire Administration
25 October 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Captain Darcy Stallings, 34, of the Yuma Volunteer Fire Department on 21 October 2021.

On Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, Captain Darcy Stallings was responding to a residential fire call in his privately owned vehicle, when he was involved in a rear-end crash with a tractor trailer.  He passed away at the scene of the accident.

Age: 34
Rank: Captain
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 21, 2021 5:29 p.m.
Date of death: October 21, 2021
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision – Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Residential

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 108.

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.”

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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