United States Fire Administration
18 November 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Captain Wesley Vanderver, 86, of the Sugar Hill Volunteer Fire Department on 27 October 2021.
On Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, Captain Wesley Vanderver responded to a residential fire. While working pump operations, he suffered a heart attack. CPR was immediately performed and he was transported to the local hospital. He passed away a short time later.
(See “RIT. Not Just for Fires“)
Incident date: October 27, 2021 5:07 p.m.
Date of death: October 27, 2021
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Pump Operations
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential
The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 122.
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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.”