The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter-Paramedic Joseph Deltergo, 45, of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue on July 12, 2021.
On Monday, July 12, 2021, Firefighter Joseph Deltergo took his own life while on-duty at the fire station. Tribute is being paid here.
To date, 56 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2021. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online.
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
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