USFA On-Duty Death: Missouri

United States Fire Administration
22 March 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Dustin Brandhorst, 35, of the Ebenezer Fire Protection District on 18 March 2022.

On Friday, March 18, 2022, Firefighter Dustin Brandhorst was responding to a structure fire in a water tender when the apparatus he was driving overturned. Firefighter Brandhorst was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Age: 35
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: March 18, 2022 8:48 p.m.
Date of death: March 18, 2022
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision – Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 28.

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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