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.