Reading firefighter contracted COVID-19
United States Fire Administration
The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/EMT Mark “Dewey” E. Kulp, 52, of the Reading Department of Fire and Rescue Services on January 5, 2021.
Firefighter/EMT Mark “Dewey” E. Kulp transported at least two patients to hospitals, who had tested positive for COVID-19. He also evaluated a patient on-scene that possibly had the virus. He subsequently contracted the disease and passed away on January 5, 2021.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/EMT Kulp at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, four 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.