USFA On-Duty Death: New York

United States Fire Administration
15 June 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter/Ex-Chief Stephen A. Feron, 49, of the Hauppauge Fire Department on 11 June 2022.

On Saturday, June 11, 2022, Firefighter/Ex-Chief Stephen A. Feron was operating at a water front exercise as part of a training class. He suffered a medical emergency and was immediately transported to the hospital where he passed away a short time later. The cause and nature of his fatal injury are unknown at this time.

Age: 49
Rank: Firefighter/Ex-Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: June 11, 2022 11:15 a.m.
Date of death: June 11, 2022
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Search and Rescue
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 51.

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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