USFA On-Duty Death: New York

United States Fire Administration
1 March 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Jesse B. Gerhard, 33 of the Fire Department of New York on 16 February 2022.

On Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, Firefighter Jesse B. Gerhard suffered a medical episode while on-duty at the fire station. He was immediately transported to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital where he passed away a short time later. The cause of his death has yet to be determined.

Age: 33
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: February 16, 2022 11:00 p.m.
Date of death: February 16, 2022
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 22.

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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