USFA On-Duty Death: Michigan

United States Fire Administration
27 February 2023

Earlier: Flint Firefighter Fatally Stricken During Trailer Fire

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Ricky Hill, Jr., 49, of the Flint Fire Department on 25 February 2023.

On February 25, 2023, at 2:33 p.m., Firefighter Ricky Hill, Jr. responded with fire crews to a vacant mobile home fire. While on scene, Firefighter Hill suffered a medical emergency and collapsed. He was transported to Hurley Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. The cause of his death has yet to be determined.

Age: 49
Rank: Apparatus Operator
Classification: Career
Incident date: February 25, 2023 2:33 p.m.
Date of death: February 25, 2023
Cause of fatal injury: Unknown
Nature of fatal injury: Unknown
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

The number of on-duty deaths for 2023 currently is 11.

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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