United States Fire Administration
7 November 2022
The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Chief Everette Watson, 58, of the Calvert Volunteer Fire Department on 27 October 2022.
On Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, during the fire department’s bi-monthly training drill, Chief Everette Watson left the station to go to another station to pick up supplies for the department’s new engine. His son accompanied the Chief to assist with the effort. While at the second station, Chief Watson suffered a medical emergency. Life-saving efforts were immediately performed, but were unsuccessful. Chief Watson passed away from an apparent heart attack.
Incident date: October 27, 2022 7:00 p.m.
Date of death: October 27, 2022
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Store/Office
The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 83.
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.”