USFA: New York On-Duty Death

Firefighter Judy Spencer was acting as a spotter for the Barker Fire Department rescue truck; was hit when the apparatus was backing up.

Acting as a spotter for the Barker Fire Department rescue truck; was hit when the apparatus was backing up

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Judy Spencer, 65, of the Hartland (NY) Volunteer Fire Company on August 24, 2021.

On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, while at the scene of a field fire, Firefighter Judy Spencer, who was acting as a spotter for the Barker Fire Department rescue truck, was hit when the truck was backing up. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Judy Spencer at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 75 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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