United States Fire Administration
7 December 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Assistant Chief Ross Darren Estabrooks, 47, of the Tri-Lakes Volunteer Fire Department on 15 November 2021.
On Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, Assistant Chief Ross Darren Estabrooks responded to a residential fire. While at the scene, he suffered a heart attack. He was immediately transported to the local hospital where he passed away a short time later.
Rank: Assistant Chief
Incident date: November 15, 2021 4:30 p.m.
Date of death: November 15, 2021
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Salvage and Overhaul
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential
The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 129.
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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.”