USFA On-Duty Death: Pennsylvania

United States Fire Administration
20 December 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Chief Troy M. Dettinger, 55, of the Union Fire and Hose Company No.1 on 30 November 2022.

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at approximately 1:23 a.m. Chief Troy M. Dettinger responded to an EMS call at a residence. After the call, he returned home. At approximately 9:30 a.m. that same morning, police performed a welfare check after Chief Dettinger did not report to work. He was found deceased in his home from an apparent heart attack.

Age: 55
Rank: Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: November 30, 2022 1:23 a.m.
Date of death: November 30, 2022
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 93.

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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