USFA: Georgia On-Duty Death

Firefighter/EMT Timothy Watson contracted COVID-19 on a call and passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021.

Responded to a possible cardiac arrest during which the patient had COVID-19. Subsequently contracted the virus and passed away.

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/EMT Timothy Watson, 48, of Barrow County (GA) Emergency Services on August 15, 2021.

Firefighter/EMT Timothy Watson responded to a possible cardiac arrest where numerous individuals, including the patient, had COVID-19. Firefighter/EMT Watson subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021.

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

To date, 68 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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