USFA On-Duty Death: North Carolina

United States Fire Administration
8 June 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter/Driver Brandon Yaeger, 32, of the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department on 31 May 2022.

On Tuesday, May 31, 2022, Firefighter/Driver Brandon Yaeger, while on-duty at the fire station, was found deceased in his bunkroom. The nature of his death is pending.

Age: 32
Rank: Firefighter/Driver
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: May 31, 2022 9:01 a.m.
Date of death: May 31, 2022
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
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 49.

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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