USFA On-Duty Death: California

United States Fire Administration
13 January 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Jonathan “Jon” Flagler, 47, of the Los Angeles County Fire Department on 6 January 2022.

On Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, Firefighter Jonathan “Jon” Flagler was at the scene of a residential fire. While operating the interior of the structure, Firefighter Flagler became trapped and was overcome by fire conditions. He was removed from the building and CPR was immediately performed. He was then transported to the hospital where he died a short time later.

Age: 47
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: January 6, 2022 2:06 a.m.
Date of death: January 6, 2022
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 2022 currently is 5.

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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