USFA On-Duty Death: Kansas

Earlier: Kansas Firefighter Succumbs to Injuries

United States Fire Administration
23 June 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Joshua Haynes, 35, of Linn County Rural Fire District No.1 on 22 June 2022.

On Monday night, June 20, 2022, Firefighter Joshua Haynes responded to a building fire at Carpenter Chiropractic. While fighting the fire, he experienced a medical emergency and collapsed at the scene. He was airlifted to the University of Kansas Medical Center where he passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The cause and nature of his death are under investigation. 

Age: 35
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: June 20, 2022 10:35 p.m.
Date of death: June 22, 2022
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Store/Office

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 56.

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: