United States Fire Administration
28 October 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Assistant Chief Lucas Stephenson, 25, of the Mandeville Volunteer Fire Department on 28 October 2021.
On Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, Assistant Chief Lucas Stephenson was responding to a motor vehicle accident on Arkansas Highway 296 when the brush truck he was driving overturned numerous times. He passed away at the scene. Investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Rank: Assistant Chief
Incident date: October 26, 2021 9:40 p.m.
Date of death: October 26, 2021
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision – Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road
The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 112.
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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.”