Firefighter Fatality Notification – Robert Costello

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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

Robert Costello


Buckeye Fire-Medical Rescue Department
Buckeye, AZ

Fire Chief Robert Costello, while on-duty, attended fire department and city council meetings with individuals with known cases of COVID-19. He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away from a heart attack stemming from the disease on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

Age: 62

Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 20

Date of Incident: April 7, 2021

Date of Death: April 8, 2021

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