While on-duty, he contracted the COVID-19 virus
United States Fire Administration
The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Paramedic Frank D. Duff, Jr., 66, of the Columbus (OH) Division of Fire on September 19, 2021.
While on-duty, Firefighter/Paramedic Frank D. Duff, Jr., contracted COVID-19. He passed away from the virus on September 19, 2021.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Paramedic Duff at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 97 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.