USFA On-Duty Death: Missouri

United States Fire Administration
23 December 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Assistant Chief Bryant Gladney, 58, of the Boone County Fire Protection District on 22 December 2021.

On Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, Assistant Chief Bryant Gladney was at the scene of a vehicle accident on Interstate 70. A westbound tractor-trailer hit his staff SUV at high speed before hitting a University Hospital ambulance and the vehicle involved in the original crash. Assistant Chief Gladney was extricated and rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Age: 58
Rank: Assistant Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 22, 2021 4:33 a.m.
Date of death: December 22, 2021
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision – Includes Aircraft
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 135.

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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