Contracted the COVID-19 virus while on duty 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 Joshua Megill, 21, of Perrytown (NC) Volunteer Fire Department on September 9, 2021.
Firefighter Joshua Megill contracted COVID-19 while on duty and passed away from complications due to the virus on Sept. 9, 2021.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Megill at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 94 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.