Firefighter Fatality Notification – Darrell Woodard

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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

Darrell Woodard


Savannah Volunteer Fire Department
Sylva, NC

On Thursday, December 3, 2020, Chief Darrell Woodard responded to a call for a smell of smoke in a building. All four firefighters, including Chief Woodard, that responded to this incident, tested positive for COVID-19. Chief Woodard passed away from the virus on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.

Age: 66

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 42

Date of Incident: December 3, 2020

Date of Death: December 29, 2020

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