USFA On-Duty Death: Tennessee

United States Fire Administration
9 February 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Captain William Michael “Mike” Brooks, 59, of the Nashville Fire Department on 1 February 2022.

While on duty, Captain William Michael “Mike” Brooks contracted COVID-19 from responding to numerous emergency medical calls. He passed away from the virus on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.

Age: 59
Rank: Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 29, 2021 6:00 a.m.
Date of death: February 1, 2022
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 16.

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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