USFA On-Duty Death: Oregon

Earlier: Gresham Firefighter Suffers On-Duty Cardiac Arrest

United States Fire Administration
6 February 2023

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter/Paramedic Brandon Norbury, 50, of the Gresham Fire Department on 3 February 2023.

On Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, Firefighter/Paramedic Brandon Norbury was at the training center performing hose evolutions. Afterwards, he was pale and told his co-workers that he didn’t feel well. A short time later, he collapsed and life-saving efforts were immediately performed. He was then rushed to Portland Adventist Hospital where resuscitation efforts continued. He passed away a short time later from cardiac arrest.

Age: 50
Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Classification: Career
Incident date: February 3, 2023 10:45 a.m.
Date of death: February 3, 2023
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Unknown
Activity type: Fitness Activity
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Educational

The number of on-duty deaths for 2023 currently is 5.

Go here to read the number of interior line of duty deaths for 2023.

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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