USFA On-Duty Death: Illinois

United States Fire Administration
8 December 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Lieutenant Garrett Edward Ramos, 38, of the Sterling Fire Department on 4 December 2021.

On Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, Lieutenant Garrett Edward Ramos responded to a residential fire.  While at the scene, he fell through the first floor into the basement.  He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he passed away from his injuries on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.  Investigation into the incident is ongoing. Lieutenant Garrett Edward Ramos was posthumously promoted to Captain.

Age: 38
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 3, 2021 11:04 p.m.
Date of death: December 4, 2021
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
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 130.

Go here to read the numbers of interior on-duty deaths.

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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