USFA: New Mexico On-Duty Death

She was providing aid at a single-vehicle accident when another firefighter who was repositioning an apparatus struck her.

While providing aid at a single-vehicle accident, another firefighter who was repositioning an apparatus struck her

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Janet Tracy, 59, of the Caballo Volunteer Fire Department on July 20, 2021.

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Firefighter Janet Tracy was at the scene of a single-vehicle, non-injury crash on I-25 south of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. While providing aid and support to the scene, another firefighter who was repositioning a Caballo fire truck, struck her. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Firefighter Tracy also served as the Secretary for the department.

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

To date, 62 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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