USFA: New York On-Duty Death

Firefighter fell ill during training

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Robert H. Bush, 49, of the Homer Fire Department on October 19, 2019.

Firefighter Robert Bush fell ill during fire department training. Other firefighter department members immediately provided medical assistance to Firefighter Bush and then transported him to a local hospital. Despite revival efforts, Firefighter Bush passed away at the hospital. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be determined.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Bush at

To date, 45 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2019. 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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USFA: New York On-Duty Death