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.
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.”