United States Fire Administration
19 November 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Gerald A. Brooks, 49, of the Indianapolis Fire Department on 2 November 2021.
While on duty Firefighter Gerald A. Brooks responded to numerous EMS calls. He subsequently contracted COVID-19 and passed away from the virus on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021.
Incident date: October 22, 2021 8:00 p.m.
Date of death: November 2, 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 124.
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.”