USFA On-Duty Death: Tennessee

United States Fire Administration
6 July 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Lieutenant Roger Elliott Estes, 77, of the South Claiborne Volunteer Fire Department on 4 July 2022.

On Monday, July 4, 2022, Lieutenant Roger Elliott Estes was serving on traffic control duties at a fire department fundraiser when he was struck by a passing truck. Fellow responders immediately performed CPR, including ALS care. EMS transported Lieutenant Estes to the Claiborne Medical Center, where he passed away shortly after arrival.

Age: 77
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: July 4, 2022 3:00 p.m.
Date of death: July 4, 2022
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Scene Safety
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Street/Road

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 57.

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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