To date, two firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017.
The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Chief Engineer/Firefighter Donald "Sarge" Leroy Brenner, Jr, 67, of the Speedwell Engine & Hose Company on January 4, 2017.
While operating at the scene of an automobile accident on December 24, 2016, Chief Engineer/Firefighter Brenner was found slumped over the steering wheel of a fire engine. Brenner was found to be in cardiac arrest and was hospitalized in critical condition where he succumbed on January 4, 2017.
Tribute is being paid to Chief Engineer/Firefighter Brenner at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, two firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.