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LODD: Ohio assistant chief dies of organ failure related to COVID-19

Noble Township Assistant Chief Jarod Kammeyer was hospitalized twice after contracting COVID-19 during a standby

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By Bill Carey

DEFIANCE, Ohio — The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) announced on July 3 the on-duty death of Assistant Chief Jarod F. Kammeyer of the Noble Township Fire Department on Feb. 14, 2023.

On Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, Assistant Chief Jarod F. Kammeyer reported to the fire station as standby while units responded on automatic mutual aid to a structure fire, the USFA reported.

While at the station, Kammeyer contracted COVID-19.

On Monday, Nov.16, 2020, he was admitted to the hospital with severe COVID-19 symptoms. After being hospitalized for 288 days, he returned home. Assistant Chief Kammeyer was hospitalized again in the fall of 2022. 

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, Kammeyer passed away from multiple organ failure related to COVID-19.

Kammeyer’s obituary stated he was a member of the Noble Township Fire Department for 29 years and was a member of the Defiance County Hazardous Materials Response Team. 

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