The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/EMT Kenneth Michael Lemanski, Jr., 37, of the Cascade (MT) Farmer Rancher City Volunteer Fire Department on October 20, 2021.
While on-duty on Sept 22, 2021, Firefighter/EMT Kenneth Michael Lemanski, Jr., responded to an EMS call and was exposed to COVID-19. He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Wed., Oct. 20, 2021.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/EMT Kenneth Michael Lemanski, Jr. at https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/detail?fatalityId=5143
To date, 116 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.