Firefighter Fatality Notification – Russell K. Roberson

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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

Russell K. Roberson



Iaeger Volunteer Fire Department
Iaeger, WV

On Saturday evening, June 20, 2020, firefighters from the Iaeger Volunteer Fire Department, as well as several other departments, responded to the scene of a residential fire.  On Sunday, June 21, 2020, firefighters again responded to the same residence for a possible rekindle. While at the scene, Firefighter Russell K. Roberson evacuated a home owner from a second residence that had started to burn.  He became ill and while being transported to the hospital, passed away.  The cause of his death has not yet been determined.

Age: 42

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 15

Date of Incident: June 21, 2020

Date of Death: June 21, 2020


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