USFA On-Duty Death: Virgin Islands

United States Fire Administration
23 November 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Kasey Callwood, 31, of the Virgin Islands Fire Service on 22 November 2021.

On Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, Firefighter Kasey Callwood and another firefighter were returning to the fire station from a training exercise in a department apparatus when they were involved in a single vehicle accident.  The apparatus overturned and Firefighter Kasey Callwood passed away at the scene.  The other firefighter was taken to the hospital and released.

Age: 31
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: November 22, 2021 12:15 p.m.
Date of death: November 22, 2021
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision – Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Returning
Fixed property use: Street/Road

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 127.

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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