USFA On-Duty Death: Pennsylvania

United States Fire Administration
7 December 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Kurt Keilhofer, 66, of the Mapleton Volunteer Fire Department on 6 December 2022.

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, Firefighter Kurt Keilhofer was at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Route 655 in Union Township. While at the scene, another vehicle, not involved in the initial crash, hit Firefighter Keilhofer. He was immediately taken to the Penn Highlands Hospital in Huntingdon, PA, where he was later pronounced deceased. Investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Age: 66
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 6, 2022 7:15 a.m.
Date of death: December 6, 2022
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 86.

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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