Firefighter Fatality Notification – Kelly William Frye

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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

Kelly William Frye


City of Cumberland Fire Department
Cumberland, MD

Firefighter/EMT Kelly Frye contracted COVID-19 while on duty after responding to multiple medical calls with COVID-19 positive patients. Firefighter/EMT Frye was hospitalized and passed away from complications due to the virus on Sept. 29, 2021.

Age: 53

Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 25

Date of Incident: Aug. 29, 2021

Date of Death: Sept. 29, 2021

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