USFA: West Virginia On-Duty Death

To date, 34 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2021.

Miller was killed when his vehicle went off the road and into a ditch

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Captain Charles “Chuck” Wesley Miller, Jr., 62, of the Albright Volunteer Fire Department on April 4, 2021.

On Sunday, April 4, 2021, Captain Charles “Chuck” Wesley Miller, Jr. was responding to a brush fire in his personal automobile. He was killed when his vehicle went off the road and into a ditch on North Preston Highway. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Tribute is being paid to Captain Miller, Jr. at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 34 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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