USFA On-Duty Death: Hawaii

Earlier: Maui Firefighter Dies from On-Duty Injuries

United States Fire Administration
9 February 2023

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Tre’ Evans-Dumaran, 24, of the County of Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety on 4 February 2023.

On Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, Firefighter Tre’ Evans-Dumaran, while assisting public safety employees, was swept into a storm drain by powerful floodwaters. He was dragged over 800 feet through the drain where it exited into the ocean.

He was rescued by his crew, who immediately began resuscitation efforts. Firefighter Evans-Dumaran regained a pulse and was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center where he remained in the critical care unit until his passing on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023.

Age: 24
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: January 27, 2023 12:40 p.m.
Date of death: February 4, 2023
Cause of fatal injury: Out of Air
Nature of fatal injury: Drowning
Activity type: Scene Safety
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

The number of on-duty deaths for 2023 currently is 6.

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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