USFA On-Duty Death: Illinois

United States Fire Administration
23 November 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Williams, 46, of the Argonne National Laboratory Fire Department on 21 November 2021.

On Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Williams responded to a smoke investigation in one of the facility’s laboratories.  He returned to the station and during shift change on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, was found unresponsive in his bunk.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Investigation into the cause of his death is ongoing.

Age: 46
Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Classification: Career
Incident date: November 20, 2021 8:13 p.m.
Date of death: November 21, 2021
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Institutional

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 126.

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.”

Published by Data Not Drama

Data Not Drama is writings that provide a point of critical thought about firefighter fatality data and education, line of duty deaths, and risk. The main focus is to encourage less risk aversion and better knowledge on the subject of firefighter fatalities in firefighters, fire departments, and fire service organizations.

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