Md. firefighter-EMT dies of COVID-19

Cumberland Fire Department Firefighter-EMT Kelly Frye died after a month-long battle with the virus

Duty Death: Kelly William Frye - [Cumberland, Maryland]

End of Service: 09/29/2021


By Rachel Engel

CUMBERLAND, Md. — A firefighter-EMT died after a month-long battle with COVID-19.

Cumberland Fire Department Firefighter-EMT Kelly Frye died after contracting the virus while on duty. According to the U.S. Fire Administration fatality notification, Frye responded to multiple medical calls involving COVID-19 patients.

Cumberland Fire Department Firefighter-EMT Kelly Frye died after contracting the virus while on duty.
Cumberland Fire Department Firefighter-EMT Kelly Frye died after contracting the virus while on duty. (Photo/CFD)

Frye was diagnosed on August 29 and died from complications on September 29.

“He was a dear brother and friend and his infectious smile will be deeply missed by all,” a statement by the department read. “We honor him with a short video of our beloved brother.”

 

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