USFA On-Duty Death: Indiana

United States Fire Administration
1 June 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Terry Lee Cassidy, 64, of the Sparta Township Fire Department on 26 May 2022.

On Monday, May 23, 2022, Firefighter Terry Lee Cassidy responded to a medical emergency at a residence. While assisting at the scene, Firefighter Cassidy started experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. He was immediately transported to the local hospital where he remained until his passing on Thursday, May 26, 2022.

Age: 64
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: May 23, 2022 11:30 p.m.
Date of death: May 26, 2022
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 48.

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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