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.
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.”