USFA: Indiana On-Duty Death

Harrison Township firefighter suffered a heart attack

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/EMY Robert Cree, 72, of the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department on November 22, 2020.

At 1900hrs on Sunday, November 22, 2020, Firefighter/EMT Robert Cree responded to a medical emergency at a residence. Upon returning home, at approximately 2010hrs, Firefighter/EMT Cree collapsed from an apparent heart attack. Crews arrived at his home and immediately performed CPR. Despite all efforts, he could not be resuscitated and passed away.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/EMS Cree at

To date, 80 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020. 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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