USFA On-Duty Death: Ohio

United States Fire Administration
25 October 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Gregory Lee Bauer, 56, of the Columbus Division of Fire on 18 October 2021.

While working a 24-hour shift, Firefighter Gregory Lee Bauer contracted COVID-19.  He passed away from the virus on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. 

Age: 56
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: September 13, 2021 8:00 a.m.
Date of death: October 18, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 107.

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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