USFA: Ohio On-Duty Death

Deputy Fire Chief Carl Frederick Kleinman, 55, of the South Point (OH) Volunteer Fire Department.

Contracted COVID-19 while responding to numerous emergency response calls.

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Deputy Fire Chief Carl Frederick Kleinman, 55, of the South Point (OH) Volunteer Fire Department on September 15, 2021.

Deputy Fire Chief Carl Frederick Kleinman contracted COVID-19 while responding to numerous emergency response calls.  He passed away from the virus on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Tribute is being paid to Deputy Fire Chief Kleinman at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 99 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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