USFA On-Duty Death: Minnesota (2021)

United States Fire Administration
13 January 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Captain Brian Lange, 55, of the Upsala Fire Department on 11 December 2021.

While on-duty at the firehouse, Captain Brian Lange contracted COVID-19.  He passed away from the virus on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021.

Age: 55
Rank: Captain
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: November 15, 2021
Date of death: December 11, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
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 140.

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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