USFA On-Duty Death: Michigan

United States Fire Administration
22 March 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter/EMT David Wayne McDonald, Jr., 40, of Grand Traverse Band Fire Rescue on 17 March 2022.

On Thursday, March 17, 2022, while on-duty at the fire station, Firefighter/EMT David Wayne McDonald, Jr. was found deceased on the bay floor by a fellow firefighter.  The cause of his death is under investigation.

Age: 40
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 17, 2022 2:30 p.m.
Date of death: March 17, 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 26.

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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