USFA On-Duty Death: Wisconsin

United Fire Administration
9 August 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Riley Daniel Ray Huiras, 20, of the Grand Rapids Volunteer Fire Department on 3 August 2022.

Firefighter Riley Daniel Ray Huiras responded to a working fire on the evening of July 30, 2022. On his way back from the fire, a call came in for a motor vehicle crash. Firefighter Huiras, along with another member of his fire department, responded to the crash scene. After these two responses, he returned home. Then, sometime between 2 and 6 a.m. on July 31, 2022, Firefighter Huiras reportedly suffered a brain aneurysm. He was subsequently transported to the hospital where he passed away on Aug. 3, 2022.

Age: 20
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: July 30, 2022 6:11 p.m.
Date of death: August 3, 2022
Cause of death: Other
Nature of death: Other
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 65.

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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