To date, 51 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2018.
The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Lieutenant Michael F. Cherubini, 71, of the Hague Volunteer Fire Department on July 4, 2018.
While riding as a passenger in a brush truck, at a parade in a nearby town, Lieutenant Cherubini became ill. His wife, who is also a member of the department and was the driver of the brush truck, immediately drove home. He was helped inside of his house by his wife and collapsed soon after. The nature and cause of the medical emergency has yet to be determined.
Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant Cherubini at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 51 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2018. 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.