United States Fire Administration
3 November 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Captain Merrill Bone, 61, of the Unified Fire Authority on 31 October 2021.
On Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, Captain Merrill Bone responded to an EMS call at a residence with a patient with a known case of COVID-19. He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021.
Incident date: October 5, 2021 6:26 p.m.
Date of death: October 31, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential
The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 115.
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.”