USFA: North Carolina On-Duty Death

Firefighter Joshua Megill, 21, of Perrytown (NC) Volunteer Fire Department.

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.

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