USFA: Colorado On-Duty Death

Summit firefighter fell from the roof

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Kenneth Jones, 46, of Summit Fire & EMS Authority on December 7, 2019.

On Saturday, December 7, 2019, at approximately 0200hrs., Firefighter Kenneth Jones responded to a multi-residential structure fire. Jones had climbed to the roof of the five-story building in search of access to the fire when he fell off of the structure. He was immediately transported to the hospital where he passed away.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Jones at

To date, 55 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2019. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

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