USFA On-Duty Death: Alabama

United States Fire Administration
7 March 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Engineer/Operator Larry Harbin, 65, of Lynn Fire and Rescue on 3 March 2022.

On Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 12:35 p.m., Lynn Fire and Rescue was dispatched to assist Haleyville Fire with a wildland fire. During containment operations, Engineer/Operator Larry Harbin experienced a sudden medical emergency which led to cardiac arrest. Harbin was treated by paramedics from Lynn Fire and Rescue and Regional Paramedic Services and immediately transported to Lakeland Community Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Age: 65
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 3, 2022 12:35 p.m.
Date of death: March 3, 2022
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Pump Operations
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 23.

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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