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.
Rank: Assistant Chief
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.
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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.”