USFA On-Duty Death: Florida

United States Fire Administration
18 July 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter/EMT Austin Duran, 25, of the Apopka Fire Department on 15 July 2022.

On Thursday June 30, 2022, Firefighter/EMT Austin Duran and another firefighter were moving a sand trailer to another fire station. In the process of hooking it up, the trailer fell, pinning down Firefighter/EMT Duran. He was immediately taken to the hospital where he remained in the Intensive Care Unit until his passing on Friday, July 15, 2022.

Age: 25
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Classification: Career
Incident date: June 30, 2022
Date of death: July 15, 2022
Cause of death: Caught or Trapped
Nature of death: Crushed
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 59.

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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