USFA: Mississippi On-Duty Death

District Chief Marshal Hilley, 53, of Gulfport 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 District Chief Marshal Hilley, 53, of Gulfport (MS) Fire Department on September 1, 2021.

While on duty, District Chief Marshal Hilley contracted COVID-19 while at the fire station. He passed away from the virus on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021.

Tribute is being paid to District Chief Marshal Hilley at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 90 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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