USFA: Kansas On-Duty Death

Firefighter Joshua Schwindt, 42, of the Morton County (KS) Fire Department.

Came in contact with downed power lines and was electrocuted

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Joshua Schwindt, 42, of the Morton County (KS) Fire Department on August 15, 2021.

On Sunday, August 15, 2021, Firefighter Joshua Schwindt responded to a vehicle rollover accident. While searching for victims, he came in contact with downed power lines and was electrocuted. Emergency responders at the scene immediately performed CPR. Firefighter Schwindt was rushed to the Morton County Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. Firefighter Schwindt was also a member of the Rolla Volunteer Fire Department in Rolla, KS.

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

To date, 73 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: KS Firefighter Dies After Contacting Power Lines

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