USFA On-Duty Death: Louisiana

United States Fire Administration
20 December 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Jessie Henry, 28, of South Bossier Fire District No.2 on 18 December 2021.

On Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, Firefighter Jessie Henry was performing maintenance on one of the department’s fire trucks when the apparatus’ tire blew up. He was immediately transported to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport where he passed away from his injuries a short time later.

Age: 28
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 18, 2021 8:30 a.m.
Date of death: December 18, 2021
Cause of death: Other
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 134.

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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