USFA: Wisconsin On-Duty Death

Fire Inspector contracted COVID-19 during inspections.

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

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

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

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