Ky. firefighter dies 2 days after suffering medical emergency on duty
Louisville Fire Department Firefighter Sean McAdam spent his career in specialty rescue companies
Duty Death: Sean Patrick McAdam - [Louisville, Kentucky]
End of Service: 05/11/2022
By Leila Merrill
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Fire Department Firefighter Sean McAdam, 49, died Wednesday, according to the department.
He experienced a medical emergency Monday while on duty at a firehouse, the Courier-Journal reported.
McAdam joined the department in 2002 and spent his career in specialty rescue companies.
With heavy hearts and tremendous sorrow, we mourn the tragic death of LFD Firefighter Sean McAdam who died from a medical emergency in the line of duty on May 11, 2022. Sean joined the LFD family in March 2002, spending his entire career assigned to specialty rescue companies. pic.twitter.com/X6QzR57oNR— Louisville Fire Dept (@loukyfire) May 11, 2022
He served with Engine 2/Truck 1 in downtown Louisville for most of his career but was recently transferred to Quint 7.
"This is a terribly sad time for the Louisville Division of Fire," a fire department news release said. "Please keep Sean’s family and all whose lives have been touched by Sean in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The Division expresses our deepest condolences to the McAdam family and his many friends."