Firefighter Fatality Notification – Colin McFadden

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

Colin McFadden


Burlington Volunteer Fire Department
Burlington, CT

On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, Firefighter/EMT Colin McFadden suffered a medical emergency while operating at the scene of a large residential structure fire in New Hartford. He was immediately taken to the John Dempsey Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. During treatment, it was discovered that he had leukemia, a previously undiagnosed condition, which caused his sudden illness. Firefighter/EMT McFadden passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2021.

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 6

Date of Incident: August 10, 2021

Date of Death: August 12, 2021

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