USFA On-Duty Death: Delaware

United States Fire Administration
11 March 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Chief John M. Pridemore, 54, of the Clayton Fire Company on 8 March 2022.

On Monday, March 7, 2022, Chief John M. Pridemore was conducting station clean up duties when he was injured in a 25 foot fall. He was immediately rushed to the Christiana Hospital where he passed away from his injuries on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

Age: 54
Rank: Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: March 7, 2022 6:40 p.m.
Date of death: March 8, 2022
Cause of death: Fall
Nature of death: Trauma
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 25.

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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