USFA: Michigan On-Duty Death

To date, 94 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020.

Chief Roland Brooks contracted COVID-19
while on-duty

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Chief Roland Brooks, 82, of the Grant Township Fire Department on December 20, 2020.

Chief Roland Brooks contracted COVID-19 while on-duty. He was admitted to the hospital on Saturday, December 5, 2020 and passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020.

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

To date, 94 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020. 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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