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.
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.”