United States Fire Administration
15 December 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Fire Chief Wesley “Wes” Adams, 61, of the Sedgwick Volunteer Fire Department on 7 December 2021.
On Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, Fire Chief Wesley “Wes” Adams was at the scene of a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 63 when he was hit by a passing car. He was immediately rushed to a hospital in Jonesboro where he passed away from his injuries on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.
Incident date: December 6, 2021 5:32 p.m.
Date of death: December 7, 2021
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Incident Command
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road
The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 132.
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.”