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USFA: Pennsylvania On-Duty Death

Philadelphia firefighter dies from COVID-19

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Eric Gore, 49, of the Philadelphia Fire Department on June 2, 2020.

Firefighter Eric Gore responded to an emergency at a residence where he came in contact with a person with a known case of COVID-19. He subsequently passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from the virus.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Gore at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 37 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020. 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.

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