Firefighter Fatality Notification – Larry Wyant

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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

Larry Wyant

Firefighter

Joes Volunteer Fire Department
Joes, CO


On Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, Firefighter Larry Wyant was driving to the funeral of Captain Darcy Stallings, who was killed last week in an automobile accident while responding to a residential fire, when a call came in for a combine that sparked a fire in a cornfield. He and the members of his department faced 30 mph winds, with gusts up to 60 mph, with the wind direction changing as they worked to stop the fire. Firefighter Wyant was out of the truck attempting to get a hose line stretched when the fire overtook him. He passed away at the scene.

Age: 68

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 8

Date of Incident: Oct. 26, 2021

Date of Death: Oct. 26, 2021

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