Firefighter Fatality Notification – Mark Gillam

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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

Mark Gillam

Engineer

Elwood Fire Department
Elwood, IN


On Aug. 21, 2021, while on duty, Engineer Mark Gillam provided medical care to patients for a 12-hour period during a local festival. On Aug. 25, 2021, Gillam became sick with symptoms. Because his symptoms worsened, Gillam went to the hospital on Aug. 30, 2021, where he tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted. Gillam was eventually placed on a ventilator and put into a medically induced coma but passed away from complications of the virus on Oct. 3, 2021.

Age: 58

Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 31

Date of Incident: Aug. 21, 2021

Date of Death: Oct. 3, 2021

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