USFA: Maryland On-Duty Death

Firefighter/EMT Kelly Frye, 55, of the City of Cumberland (MD) Fire Department.

Contracted COVID-19 while on duty after responding to multiple medical calls with COVID-19-positive patients. Was hospitalized and passed away from complications due to the virus.

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/EMT Kelly Frye, 55, of the City of Cumberland (MD) Fire Department on September 29, 2021.

Firefighter/EMT Kelly Frye contracted COVID-19 while on duty after responding to multiple medical calls with COVID-19 positive patients. Firefighter/EMT Frye was hospitalized and passed away from complications due to the virus on September 29, 2021.

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

To date, 103 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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