USFA: Indiana On-Duty Death

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Gerald A. Brooks, 49, of the Indianapolis Fire Department on November 2, 2021.

While on duty Firefighter Gerald A. Brooks responded to numerous EMS calls. He subsequently contracted COVID-19 and passed away from the virus on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Gerald A. Brooks at https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/detail?fatalityId=5153

To date, 125 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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