Heart attack claims fire chief at MVA
United States Fire Administration
The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Chief Chester Riley, 57, of the Nucla Naturita Fire Protection District on March 20, 2021.
On Saturday, March 20, 2021, Chief Chester Riley responded to the scene of an automobile accident. While at the incident, he experienced a heart attack and passed away.
Tribute is being paid to Chief Riley at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 33 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.