USFA On-Duty Death: Minnesota

United States Fire Administration
7 November 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Assistant Chief James “Jimmy” Scanlon, 38, of the Hopkins Fire Department on 4 November 2022.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, Assistant Chief James “Jimmy” Scanlon responded to a fire alarm at an apartment complex. The next day, within 24 hours, he was returning from his regular job when he began to feel ill and pulled off to the side of the road. He went into cardiac arrest and EMS immediately responded. He was transported to the hospital where he passed away on the morning of Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, from a heart attack.

Age: 38
Rank: Assistant Chief
Classification: Paid-on-Call
Incident date: November 2, 2022 10:00 p.m.
Date of death: November 4, 2022
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 82.

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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