USFA: Arkansas On-Duty Death

Engineer Cory Phillip Collins, 32, of Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services.

Contracted COVID-19 while responding to EMS calls

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Engineer Cory Phillip Collins, 32, of Pine Bluff (AR) Fire and Emergency Services on August 21, 2021.

While on duty, Engineer Collins contracted COVID-19 while responding to EMS calls. He passed away from the virus on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021.

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

To date, 82 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2021. 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.

FirefighterNation: Pine Bluff (AR) Fire & Emergency Engineer Dies of COVID

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