Chief Dugan collapsed after returning from a call
United States Fire Administration
The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Chief Douglas Dugan, 62, of the Tiltonsville Volunteer Fire Department on June 16, 2021.
On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, after returning from a mutual aid boat fire, Chief Douglas Dugan became short of breath and collapsed. Fire department personnel were able to get Chief Dugan into the ambulance. During transport to the hospital, he suffered a cardiac arrest. Shortly after arriving, he passed away. The cause of death has been determined as a pulmonary embolism.
Tribute is being paid to Chief Dugan at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 49 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.