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