USFA: Florida On-Duty Death

Chief Randall “Randy” Burnham, 53, of Lake City (FL) Fire Department.

Contracted COVID-19 at the fire station

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Chief Randall “Randy” Burnham, 53, of Lake City (FL) Fire Department on September 5, 2021.

While on duty, Chief Randall “Randy” Burnham contracted COVID-19 at the fire station. He passed away from the virus on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021.

Tribute is being paid to Chief Randall “Randy” Burnham at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 89 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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