USFA: Pennsylvania On-Duty Death

Fire Police Captain Laron Holcomb, 73, of the Ellsworth (PA) Volunteer Fire Department.

Responded to a vehicle crash. After arriving home, he began to have shortness of breath. He was immediately taken to the hospital but passed away shortly after arrival from an apparent heart attack.

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Fire Police Captain Laron Holcomb, 73, of the Ellsworth (PA) Volunteer Fire Department on September 4, 2021.

On Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, Fire Police Captain Laron Holcomb responded to a vehicle crash. After arriving home, he began to have shortness of breath. He was immediately taken to the hospital but passed away shortly after arrival from an apparent heart attack.

Tribute is being paid to Fire Police Captain Holcomb at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 85 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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