Contracted COVID-19 while responding to numerous emergency medical calls
United States Fire Administration
The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Driver/Engineer David Leos, 62, of Dallas (TX) Fire-Rescue Department on September 2, 2021.
While on duty, Driver/Engineer David Leos contracted COVID-19 while responding to numerous emergency medical calls. He passed away from the virus on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.
Tribute is being paid to Driver/Engineer David Leos at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 87 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.
FirefighterNation: Longtime Dallas (TX) Fire-Rescue Driver Engineer Dies of COVID