USFA: California On-Duty Death

After extinguishment of the fire, Yock arrived home. Shortly thereafter, he suffered an apparent cardiac arrest and passed away.

Cardiac arrest at home after a fire

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Christopher Yock, 57, of the San Francisco Fire Department on June 8, 2021.

On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, Firefighter Christopher Yock responded to a large fire on the fourth floor of the parking garage at the San Francisco International Airport. After extinguishment of the fire, he arrived home. Shortly thereafter, he suffered an apparent cardiac arrest and passed away.

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

To date, 48 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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