Firefighter Fatality Notification – David F. Jameson, Jr.

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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

David F. Jameson, Jr.

Firefighter/Hazmat Technician


Independence Fire Department
Independence, MO

On May 7, 2020, at approximately 1300hrs, Firefighter/Hazmat Technician David F. Jameson, Jr., from the Independence Fire Department, responded to a report of a residential fire.  Upon arrival, he was not feeling well and was experiencing shortness of breath.  He remained in the truck while others addressed the fire, which was determined to be an illegal open burn.  When the crew returned to the pumper, Firefighter/Hazmat Technician Jameson became unresponsive.  Medical care was immediately provided and he was transported to the Centerpoint Medical Center where he later passed away.  The cause of death has not yet been determined.

Age: 52

Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 23

Date of Incident: May 7, 2020

Date of Death: May 7, 2020


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