USFA On-Duty Death: Colorado

United States Fire Administration
29 October 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Larry Wyant, 68, of Joes Volunteer Fire Department on 29 October 2021.

On Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, Firefighter Larry Wyant was driving to the funeral of Captain Darcy Stallings, who was killed last week in an automobile accident while responding to a residential fire, when a call came in for a combine that sparked a fire in a cornfield.  He and the members of his department faced 30 mph winds, with gusts up to 60 mph, with the wind direction changing as they worked to stop the fire.  Firefighter Wyant was out of the truck attempting to get a hose line stretched when the fire overtook him.  He passed away at the scene.

Age: 68
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 26, 2021 2:30 p.m.
Date of death: October 26, 2021
Cause of death: Caught or Trapped
Nature of death: Burns
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 113.

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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