Contracted COVID-19 while on a medical call from a patient with a known case of the virus
United States Fire Administration
The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Paramedic Matthew “Bear” Michael Rominger, 48, of Mountain Warfare Fire Department on May 16, 2021.
On Sunday, May 16, 2021, Rominger passed away from complications due to COVID-19 he contracted on a medical call.
Tribute is being paid to Rominger at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 58 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.