USFA: Texas On-Duty Death

Converse captain died due to COVID-19 complications

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Captain Bryant Anderson, 45, of the City of Converse, TX Fire Department on August 18, 2020.

Captain Bryant Anderson, during his official tour of duty, came in contact with persons treating patients who were COVID-19 positive and exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. Captain Anderson remained at home for several days attempting to recover, but his condition worsened until he was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. He was treated in the Intensive Care Unit for several weeks, until being placed on a ventilator. Captain Anderson passed away from complications related to the virus on August 18, 2020.

Tribute is being paid to Captain Anderson at

To date, 53 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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