USFA On-Duty Death: Arkansas

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.

Age: 25
Rank: Assistant Chief
Classification: Paid-on-Call
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.

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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