Chesterfield, Virginia Firefighter Dies During Swift Water Rescue Training

By Bill Carey
28 June 2022

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Virginia – Chesterfield County Fire and EMS, as well as several Virginia and North Carolina news outlets, have reported the death of Firefighter Alicia A. Monahan while off-duty teaching swift water rescue training on the Nantahala River in Macon County, North Carolina.

No specific details of the incident were reported but the Virginia Search and Rescue Dog Association states that Firefighter Monahan “suffered a catastrophic accident” while teaching.

Monahan, 41, was an 11-year veteran of the fire department and is survived by a fiancee and two sons.

Photo courtesy of Chesterfield County Fire and EMS/Facebook.

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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