USFA: Alaska On-Duty Death

DeLongchamp was preparing to respond when he collapsed

To date, seven firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020.

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Driver-Operator Roger D. DeLongchamp, 66, of the Willow-Caswell Fire Department on January 18, 2020.

On Saturday, January 18, 2020, Driver-Operator Roger D. DeLongchamp was preparing to depart the station in a tanker on an emergency response for a reported structure fire when he collapsed. He was immediately treated by other responders but efforts were unsuccessful. Driver-Operator DeLongchamp was declared deceased at 0300hrs from an apparent heart attack.

Tribute is being paid to Drive-Operator DeLongchamp at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, seven firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020. 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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