USFA: Florida On-Duty Death

Firefighter Joseph Deltergo, 45, of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue took his own life on July 12, 2021.

Took his own life while on-duty at the fire station

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Joseph Deltergo, 45, of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue on July 12, 2021.

On Monday, July 12, 2021, Firefighter Joseph Deltergo took his own life while on-duty at the fire station.

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

To date, 56 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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