USFA On-Duty Death: Texas

United States Fire Administration
26 September 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Captain Charles D. Krampota, 60, of the Alvin Volunteer Fire Department on 23 September 2022.

On Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, Captain Charles D. Krampota responded to a fully involved mobile home fire. After extinguishment of the fire and being cleared from the scene, Captain Krampota returned home. Approximately 3 hours later, he was found deceased from an apparent heart attack. Investigation into the incident continues. 

Age: 60
Rank: Captain
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: September 23, 2022 10:19 a.m.
Date of death: September 23, 2022
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
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 72.

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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