USFA On-Duty Death: Mississippi

United States Fire Administration
15 February 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Chief Wayne Doyle, 62, of Lowndes County Emergency Services Volunteer Fire District 3 on 7 February 2022.

While on-duty, Chief Wayne Doyle responded to numerous EMS calls where he was exposed to COVID-19. He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022.

Age: 62
Rank: Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: January 10, 2022
Date of death: February 7, 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 21.

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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