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USFA: Nebraska On-Duty Death

Boys Town chief collapsed after EMS call

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Chief John Sing, 67, of Boys Town Fire & Rescue on November 11, 2019.

On Monday, November 11, 2019, at approximately 0200hrs, Chief John Sing responded to an EMS call. When he returned to the station, he collapsed and was immediately taken to the hospital where he passed away from an apparent heart attack.

Tribute is being paid to Chief Sing at

To date, 50 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2019. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.