United States Fire Administration
12 November 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Engineer Michael K. Freeland, 36, of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department on 11 November 2021.
On Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, Engineer Michael K. Freeland responded to a vehicle accident that involved an extensive and long extrication. While at the scene, Engineer Freeland experienced a medical emergency. Crews immediately performed live-saving measures and he was transported to the UF Health at Jacksonville, where he passed away shortly thereafter. Investigation into the cause of Engineer Michael K. Freeland’s death is ongoing.
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Incident date: November 11, 2021 1:00 a.m.
Date of death: November 11, 2021
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road
The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 120.
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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.”