Firefighter Fatality Notification – Thomas “Tommy” Joseph Rees

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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

Thomas “Tommy” Joseph Rees


Jefferson Township Fire Department
West Jefferson, Ohio

On Tuesday, December 28, 2021 Firefighter/EMT Thomas Joseph Rees did not wake for a dispatch run minutes before roll call, when another Firefighter checked on Firefighter/EMT Rees he was discovered deceased in his bunk. Autopsy report stated that he had a major coronary event.

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Status: Part-time (Paid)

Years of Service: 6+

Date of Incident: Dec. 28, 2021

Date of Death: Dec. 28, 2021

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