USFA On-Duty Death: California

United States Fire Administration
14 February 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Captain Steven McCann, 48, of the Los Angeles County Fire Department on 9 February 2022.

On Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, the Los Angeles County Fire Department received a 9-1-1 call. After receiving the call, Captain Steven McCann collapsed. Firefighters immediately performed CPR and he was rushed to the Arcadia Methodist Hospital where he passed away a short time later from an apparent heart attack.

Age: 48
Rank: Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: February 9, 2022 9:33 p.m.
Date of death: February 9, 2022
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 20.

Go here to read the number of interior line of duty deaths for 2022.

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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