USFA On-Duty Death: Nebraska

United States Fire Administration
11 January 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Fire Inspector/Investigator Donald Gene Gross, 57, of Lincoln Fire and Rescue on 4 January 2022.

On Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, Fire Inspector/Investigator Donald Gene Gross was at the scene of a residential fire. After returning home, he complained of chest pains. On the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, he was found deceased at his residence.

Age: 57
Rank: Fire Inspector/Investigator
Classification: Career
Incident date: January 3, 2022 8:00 a.m.
Date of death: January 4, 2022
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Support
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 3.

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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