USFA On-Duty Death: Ohio

United States Fire Administration
24 March 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter/EMT Edward Long, 55, of the Portsmouth Fire Department on 22 March 2022.

On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Firefighter/EMT Edward Long was returning to the fire station from a call when he became unresponsive and suffered a medical emergency. Fellow firefighters with him performed life-saving measures and immediately rushed him to the Southern Ohio Medical Center Emergency Department where he was pronounced deceased.  The cause of his death has yet to be determined.

Age: 55
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 22, 2022 11:30 a.m.
Date of death: March 22, 2022
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Returning
Fixed property use: Street/Road

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 30.

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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