United States Fire Administration
12 November 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Lieutenant Malachi Brown, 32, of the Baxter Springs Fire Department on 10 November 2021.
On Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, Lieutenant Malachi Brown was working at the scene of a residential fire when he suffered 3rd degree burns. He was transported to the Springfield Burn Unit and was placed in a medically induced coma. Lieutenant Malachi Brown succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021.
Incident date: October 15, 2021 10:49 p.m.
Date of death: November 10, 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: Residential
The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 121.
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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.”