USFA On-Duty Death: Illinois

United States Fire Administration
23 December 2021

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter/EMT Marshawn Plummer, 30, of the Chicago Fire Department on 21 December 2021.

On Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, Firefighter/EMT Marshawn Plummer was at the scene of a two story apartment building fire when he suffered a medical emergency. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he remained until passing away on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. The fire also took the life of a civilian and injured two others.

Age: 30
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 16, 2021 2:30 a.m.
Date of death: December 21, 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 136.

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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