USFA: Pennsylvania On-Duty Death

Colonial Park chief contracted COVID-19 in the firehouse.

Colonial Park chief contracted COVID-19
in the firehouse

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Chief Emeritus/Firefighter Lee Witman, 88, of the Colonial Park Fire Company on December 11, 2020.

Chief Emeritus/Firefighter Lee Witman, while performing in-station duties, contracted COVID-19. He passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020, from the virus.

Tribute is being paid to Chief Emeritus/Firefighter Witman at

To date, 88 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020. 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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