USFA: Texas On-Duty Death

Seguin firefighter/paramedic contracted virus on an EMS call.

Seguin firefighter/paramedic contracted virus
on an EMS call

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Paramedic Roger Dean, III, 31, of the Seguin Fire Department on April 23, 2021.

On Sunday, December 20, 2020, Firefighter/Paramedic Roger Dean, III, responded to an EMS call at a residence. The patient had a known case of COVID-19. Firefighter/Paramedic Dean subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Paramedic Dean III at

To date, 40 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2021. 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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