Firefighter Fatality Notification – Rodney L. Heard

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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

Rodney L. Heard


St. Louis City Fire Department
St. Louis, MO

Firefighter Rodney L. Heard worked in the Support Services Division and was in contact with many different fire stations and firefighters. He subsequently contracted COVID-19 while on-duty and passed away from the virus on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

Age: 56

Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 22

Date of Incident: May 5, 2021

Date of Death: June 15, 2021

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