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.
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.”