USFA: Ohio On-Duty Death

Senior Firefighter Jeffrey Eugene Armes, while at the scene of a residential fire, collapsed.

Nelsonville firefighter collapsed on the fireground

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Senior Firefighter Jeffrey Eugene Armes, 38, of the Nelsonville Division of Fire on May 2, 2021.

On Sunday, May 2, 2021, Senior Firefighter Jeffrey Eugene Armes, while at the scene of a residential fire, collapsed. Emergency personnel immediately performed CPR and advanced life support care. Firefighter Armes was transported to the OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Tribute is being paid to Senior Firefighter Armes at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 42 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.

FirefighterNation: Ohio Firefighter Dies after Collapsing on Fireground

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