United States Fire Administration
11 February 2022
The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter John Michael McGuire, 52, of the Copperas Cove Fire Department on 10 February 2022.
Firefighter John Michael McGuire contracted COVID-19 while responding to numerous fire and EMS calls. He passed away from the virus on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.
Incident date: January 10, 2022 7:00 a.m.
Date of death: February 10, 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 18.
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.”