The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Fire Chief Tom Martin, 61, of the Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department on August 19, 2017.
Fire Chief Tom Martin attended live fire training on the evening of August 18, 2017. Within 24 hours of this training, Martin passed away at his residence on August 19, 2017.
Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Martin at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 62 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.