Fire Inspector contracted COVID-19 during inspections
United States Fire Administration
The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Fire Inspector David Jerald Tomlinson, 71, of the Poynette-Dekorra Fire Department on December 6, 2020.
Firefighter/Fire Inspector David Jerald Tomlinson contracted COVID-19 while performing fire inspections for the department.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Fire Inspector Tomlinson at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 86 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020. 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.