USFA On-Duty Death: Texas

United States Fire Administration
22 June 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Assistant Chief Jonathon Coco, 25, of the Maxwell Community Volunteer Fire Department on 20 June 2022.

Two brothers, Assistant Chief Jonathon Coco and Firefighter Hunter Coco, were returning from the scene of a wildland fire on Texas Highway 20 in a brush truck when the driver of a privately owned vehicle failed to yield and was struck by the truck. The brush truck rolled over killing both Assistant Chief Jonathon Coco and Firefighter Hunter Coco.

Age: 25
Rank: Assistant Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: June 20, 2022 1:48 p.m.
Date of death: June 20, 2022
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision – Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Returning
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 54.

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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