USFA On-Duty Death: Pennsylvania

United States Fire Administration
1 April 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Chief Engineer Jeff Williams, 56, of the Larksville Fire Department on 31 March 2022.

On Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 7:00 a.m., Chief Engineer Jeff Williams pulled up to the fire station to start his shift.  While in the parking lot, he went into a cardiac related incident and life saving measures were immediately performed.  He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Age: 56
Rank: Chief Engineer
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 31, 2022 7:00 a.m.
Date of death: March 31, 2022
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
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 31.

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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