Ohio deputy chief dies of COVID-19
South Point VFD Chief Carl Frederick Kleinman served in public safety for more than 30 years
Duty Death: Carl Frederick Kleinman - [South Point, Ohio]
End of Service: 09/15/2021
By Janelle Foskett
SOUTH POINT, Ohio — The U.S. Fire Administration on Thursday announced the line of duty death of South Point Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Carl Frederick Kleinman of COVID-19.
The USFA noted that the chief contracted COVID-19 while responding to numerous emergency response calls.
Kleinman, 55, passed away on September 15 after a brief illness.
South Point VFD Chief Mark Goodall told WSAZ that Kleinman was available to help anyone who needed it, saying it’s a devastating loss for the South Point community.
Kleinman served as a firefighter for more than 30 years.
He is survived by his wife and four children.