USFA: Connecticut On-Duty Death

Firefighter/EMT Colin McFadden suffered a medical emergency while operating at the scene of a large residential structure fire in New Hartford, CT.

Suffered a medical emergency while operating at the scene of a large residential structure fire in New Hartford, CT

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/EMT Colin McFadden, 26, of the Burlington (CT) Volunteer Fire Department on August 12, 2021.

On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, Firefighter/EMT Colin McFadden suffered a medical emergency while operating at the scene of a large residential structure fire in New Hartford. He was immediately taken to the John Dempsey Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. During treatment, it was discovered that he had leukemia, a previously undiagnosed condition, which caused his sudden illness. Firefighter/EMT McFadden passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2021. 

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

To date, 66 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.

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