USFA On-Duty Death: New Mexico

United States Fire Administration
11 April 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Probationary Firefighter Timothy Williams, 54, of Eddy County Fire and Rescue on 4 April 2022.

On Sunday, April 3, 2022, Probationary Firefighter Timothy Williams was working at the Atoka fire station cleaning apparatus and checking equipment.  After arriving home, he began to experience chest pains.  He was rushed to the hospital and passed away on Monday, April 4, 2022, from a heart attack.

Age: 54
Rank: Probationary Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: April 3, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Date of death: April 4, 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 34.

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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