USFA: Pennsylvania On-Duty Death

Firefighter Phillip Craig Ginter became ill as he helped to pump water at a designated fill site.

Firefighter Ginter became ill as he helped to pump water at a designated fill site

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Phillip Craig Ginter, 57, of Beavertown Rescue Hose Company on February 21, 2021.

While working a four-alarm fire at a local farm, Firefighter Phillip Craig Ginter became ill as he helped to pump water at a designated fill site. Ginter became unresponsive and had no pulse before EMS arrived. As a result, responders on scene administered CPR on Ginter. Once EMS arrived, Ginter was transported to Geisinger Lewistown Hospital where he passed away.

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

To date, 21 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.

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