LODD: Va. fire recruit dies during training

Frederick County Recruit Firefighter Ian T. Strickler suffered a medical emergency

Duty Death: Ian T. Strickler - [Frederick County, Virginia]

End of Service: 07/05/2023

By Bill Carey 

FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. — A Virginia recruit firefighter died after suffering a medical emergency during training. 

The Frederick County Fire and Rescue Department posted on Facebook that Recruit Firefighter Ian T. Strickler died on July 5. Strickler was part of Recruit Class 14 which started training on July 3. 

The department stated that his death is being treated as a line-of-duty death with all associated honors and recognitions based on his family’s wishes. 

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