USFA: Delaware On-Duty Death

Fire Police Officer Laura Madara was working at the scene of a vehicle accident and standing behind a Selbyville fire police truck.

Madara was struck by a department vehicle

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Fire Police Officer Laura Madara, 56, of the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Department on April 9, 2021.

On Friday, April 9, 2021, Fire Police Officer Laura Madara was working at the scene of a vehicle accident and standing behind a Selbyville fire police truck. The driver of the truck, while backing up, accidentally struck her. She was immediately rushed to the hospital where she passed away a short time later from her injuries. Investigation into the incident is ongoing. Fire Police Officer Laura Madara was also the Ladies Auxiliary President.

Tribute is being paid to Fire Police Officer Madara at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 35 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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