USFA On-Duty Death: Kentucky

United States Fire Administration
18 May 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Sean Patrick McAdam, 49, of the Louisville Fire Department on 11 May 2022.

On Monday, May 9, 2022, while on-duty at the fire station, Firefighter Sean Patrick McAdam suffered a medical emergency. He was immediately transported to the University of Louisville Hospital but passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from an apparent CVA.

Age: 49
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: May 9, 2022 5:00 a.m.
Date of death: May 11, 2022
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Cerebrovascular Accident
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 46.

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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