USFA On-Duty Death: New York

United States Fire Administration
20 December 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter William P. Moon, II, 47, of the Fire Department of New York on 19 December 2022.

On Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, Firefighter William P. Moon, II was preparing for a drill inside the firehouse, when he fell approximately 20 feet and suffered a serious head injury. He was immediately treated by his fellow firefighters and was then rushed to the Kings County Hospital in critical condition. On Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, it became clear to his family that he would not survive his injuries and was declared “brain dead”. Firefighter Moon was an organ donor and his organs were transplanted to those in need. His official date of death was Monday, Dec. 19, 2022.

Age: 47
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 12, 2022 11:53 a.m.
Date of death: December 19, 2022
Cause of death: Fall
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 92.

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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