United States Fire Administration
5 October 2022
The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Assistant Chief Michael Moody, 59, of the Purdum Rural Fire District on 2 October 2022.
On Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, while fighting the Bovee wildfire near Halsey, Nebraska, Assistant Chief Michael Moody suffered an apparent heart attack and passed away.
Rank: Assistant Chief
Incident date: October 2, 2022 4:00 p.m.
Date of death: October 2, 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: Outdoor Property
The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 75.
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.”