USFA On-Duty Death: Maryland

United States Fire Administration
24 January 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Paramedic/Firefighter Robert “Bobby” Anthony Jones, 59, of Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Company on 20 January 2022.

In December 2021, Paramedic/Firefighter Jones contracted COVID-19 while performing his duties serving the citizens of Carroll County, Maryland. After a hard fight and multiple complications because of the virus, Jones passed away on January 20, 2022.

Age: 59
Rank: Paramedic/Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 23, 2021 6:00 a.m.
Date of death: January 20, 2022
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Residential

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 8.

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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