USFA: Idaho On-Duty Death

Chief Jon Delvalle, 63, of the Garden Valley (ID) Fire Protection District.

While on duty, Chief Jon Delvalle was exposed to a patient who was COVID-19 positive. He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away.

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Chief Jon Delvalle, 63, of the Garden Valley (ID) Fire Protection District on September 14, 2021.

On Aug. 15, 2021, while on duty, Chief Jon Delvalle was exposed to a patient who was COVID-19 positive. He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Sept. 14, 2021.

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

To date, 92 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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