USFA On-Duty Death: Connecticut

United States Fire Administration
12 July 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Chief William “Bill” Halstead, Sr., 73, of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company.

On Friday, July 8, 2022, Chief William “Bill” Halstead, Sr. responded to a motor vehicle accident and an automatic alarm. Upon his arrival at his residence after the incidents, Chief Halstead became ill. Despite the efforts of EMS responders, Chief Halstead passed away from an apparent heart attack.

Age: 73
Rank: Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: July 8, 2022 11:30 p.m.
Date of death: July 8, 2022
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 58.

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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