COVID-19: Firefighter deaths
Tracking the coronavirus-related deaths of U.S. firefighters
As COVID-19 continues to spread around the country, the first responders on the front lines are increasingly vulnerable to contracting the virus. As was feared, the death toll now includes a growing number of fire service personnel.
What follows is a compilation of the reports, by state, of U.S. fire service personnel, active and retired, who have died of coronavirus-related complications. For cities with multiple diagnoses, the links are ordered chronologically, with the top being the most recent.
Note: Not all of these deaths have been confirmed as line-of-duty deaths. Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder shared an update from the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits program as to how COVID-19 deaths will be classified.
Seminole — Fla. fire chief dies from COVID-19
Naples — Fla. FF dies from COVID-19
Chicago — Chicago firefighter dies from COVID-19
Terre Haute — Ind. firefighter dies from COVID-19
Ascension Parish — La. fire coordinator dies from COVID-19 after 50 years in fire service
Huron Township — Mich. paramedic, former fire Lt., dies from COVID-19
Monmouth County — NJ firefighter-EMT dies from COVID-19 complications
Bergen County — NJ fire captain, EMT, EMS instructor dies from COVID-19
Bergen County — NJ EMT, former fire chief dies from COVID-19 complications
New York City — FDNY ambulance mechanic dies from COVID-19
New York City — FDNY deputy chief inspector dies from COVID-19
New York City — Retired FDNY fire marshal dies from COVID-19
New York City — FDNY fire protection inspector dies from COVID-19
Valley Stream — LODD: NY firefighter-EMT, 9/11 responder, dies from COVID-19
Putnam County — NY 911 dispatcher, former fire chief dies from COVID-19
White Plains — NY deputy fire chief dies from COVID-19 complications
New Rochelle — NY fire captain dies from COVID-19
Tullytown — Pa. assistant fire chief dies from COVID-19
Robesonia — Pa. assistant fire chief, EMT dies from COVID-19
Philadelphia — Philadelphia firefighter dies from COVID-19
Houston — Houston fire captain dies of COVID-19
Converse — Texas fire captain dies due to COVID-19
Note: It is our intent to maintain an accurate and up-to-date directory. If we have not included a firefighter, first please accept our apology and condolences. Second, please send us their name and a link to a news report, department press release or obituary so we can include them and link to additional information. Thank you.