USFA: Georgia On-Duty Death

Firefighter Medina passed away in his sleep at the firehouse.

Firefighter Medina passed away in his sleep at the firehouse

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Efren Medina, 20, of the St. Marys Fire Department, on April 17, 2021.

On Saturday morning, April 17, 2021, Firefighter Efren Medina, while working his first 24-hour shift as a firefighter, passed away in his sleep at the firehouse. Investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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

To date, 37 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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