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.
Rank: Probationary Firefighter
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.”