Battalion chief was found unresponsive in his vehicle
United States Fire Administration
The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Battalion Chief Edward Karriem, 41, of the Little Rock Fire Department on February 13, 2021.
On Saturday, February 13, 2021, Battalion Chief Edward Karriem was the commanding officer at the scene of a residential fire. He was found unresponsive in his vehicle and firefighters immediately performed CPR. He was then transported to the hospital where he later passed away. The cause of his death is under investigation.
Tribute is being paid to Battalion Chief Karriem at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 20 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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