USFA On-Duty Death: North Carolina

United States Fire Administration
14 February 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Battalion Chief Mark Holt, 50, of Thomasville Fire Rescue on 9 February 2022.

Battalion Chief Mark Holt worked a 24-hour shift during which he responded to a fire call. His shift ended the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, he was found unresponsive by a family member at his house. Emergency crews were immediately called and performed CPR. He was pronounced deceased at his home a short time later from an apparent heart attack.

Age: 50
Rank: Battalion Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: February 8, 2022 7:45 a.m.
Date of death: February 9, 2022
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Residential

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 19.

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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