The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:
Joes Volunteer Fire Department
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.
Years of Service: 8
Date of Incident: Oct. 26, 2021
Date of Death: Oct. 26, 2021
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