USFA On-Duty Death: Florida

United States Fire Administration
8 June 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Driver/Engineer Christopher Allen, 58, of Hollywood Fire & Rescue & Beach Safety on 6 June 2022.

On Sunday, June 5, 2022, Driver/Engineer Christopher Allen left the fire house after working a 48-hour shift in which he responded to numerous calls doing reconnaissance for the fire department. On Monday, June 6, 2022, at approximately 3:30 am, while at home, he was not feeling well. 9-1-1 was called and he was immediately transported to the hospital where he passed away from a heart attack a short time later.

Age: 58
Rank: Driver/Engineer
Classification: Career
Incident date: June 5, 2022 8:00 a.m.
Date of death: June 6, 2022
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 50.

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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