USFA On-Duty Death: Montana

United States Fire Administration
3 November 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter/EMT Kenneth Michael Lemanski, Jr., 37, of the Cascade Farmer Rancher City Volunteer Fire Department on 20 October 2021.

While on-duty, Firefighter/EMT Kenneth Michael Lemanski, Jr., responded to an EMS call and was exposed to COVID-19.  He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Wed., Oct. 20, 2021.

Age: 37
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: September 22, 2021
Date of death: October 20, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: Support
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 114.

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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