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.

Colorado

Aurora — Colo. paramedic, past firefighter-medic, dies from COVID-19

Florida

Seminole — Fla. fire chief dies from COVID-19

Illinois

Chicago — Chicago firefighter dies from COVID-19

Chicago — 2nd Chicago firefighter dies from COVID-19 complications

Indiana

Terre Haute — Ind. firefighter dies from COVID-19

Louisiana

Ascension Parish — La. fire coordinator dies from COVID-19 after 50 years in fire service

Maine

Edgecomb — Maine, NJ volunteer firefighter, 77, dies from COVID-19 complications

Jackson — LODD: Maine fire Lt. suffers cardiac arrest after returning from quarantine

Michigan

Detroit — Detroit fire captain dies from COVID-19 complications

Huron Township — Mich. paramedic, former fire Lt., dies from COVID-19

NEW JERSEY 

Passaic — City of Passaic firefighter-EMT has died from COVID 19

Little Falls — NJ firefighter, FD president, dies from COVID-19 complications

Edison — NJ fire captain dies due to COVID-19 complications

Monmouth County — NJ firefighter-EMT dies from COVID-19 complications

Bergen County — NJ fire captain, EMT, EMS instructor dies from COVID-19

Ocean County — NJ firefighter dies after ‘long and tough battle’ with COVID-19

Oakland — NJ assistant fire chief, police officer dies from COVID-19 complications

Bergen County — NJ EMT, former fire chief dies from COVID-19 complications

NEW YORK

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

Medford — More than 150 first responders pay respects to NY firefighter who died from COVID-19

New York City — FDNY mechanic supervisor, Long Island volunteer FF dies from COVID-19

White Plains — NY deputy fire chief dies from COVID-19 complications

New Rochelle — NY fire captain dies from COVID-19

New York City — FDNY fire protection inspector, fire alarm expert dies from COVID-19

Suffern — Longtime NY firefighter dies from COVID-19

Pennsylvania

Tullytown — Pa. assistant fire chief dies from COVID-19

Robesonia — Pa. assistant fire chief, EMT dies from COVID-19

Fleetwood — Pa. FF-EMT dies from COVID-19 weeks after brother

TENNESSEE 

Gallatin — Retired Tenn. fire captain dies from COVID-19 after outbreak at nursing home

Wisconsin

Milwaukee — Former Milwaukee firefighter, Navy veteran dies from 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.”

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