USFA On-Duty Death: Ohio

United States Fire Administration
14 December 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter/Paramedic Charles D. Swank, 39, of the Washington Township Fire Department on 8 December 2022.

On Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, while attending fire department mandated training in Pensacola, Florida, Firefighter/Paramedic Charles D. Swank suffered a medical emergency. He was immediately transported to the local hospital where he passed away a short time later. The cause of his death has yet to be determined.

Age: 39
Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 8, 2022 8:30 p.m.
Date of death: December 8, 2022
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Public Assembly

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 89.

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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