USFA On-Duty Death: Ohio

United States Fire Administration
23 November 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Johnny Tetrick, 51, of the Cleveland Division of Fire on 19 November 2022.

On Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, Firefighter Johnny Tetrick responded to a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 90 East. While cleaning up debris from the incident, a vehicle drove around the emergency scene and struck Firefighter Tetrick. The driver then fled the scene. Firefighter Tetrick was immediately rushed to the hospital where he pronounced deceased. The driver that hit him has been apprehended and is in police custody.

Age: 51
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: November 19, 2022 8:15 p.m.
Date of death: November 19, 2022
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 84.

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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