Firefighter Fatality Notification – Ryan Leif Erickson

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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

Ryan Leif Erickson


Blomkest Fire Department
Blomkest, MN

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, Firefighter Ryan Leif Erickson was paged to respond to a weather watch due to impending violent storms. As he was leaving his farm, Firefighter Erickson was struck by a grain bin that was lifted off its’ foundation rolling off of a shed and landing on top of him, crushing him, and killing him instantly.

Age: 63

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 45

Date of Incident: May 12, 2022

Date of Death: May 12, 2022

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