The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Barry Everett, 42, of DeKalb County Fire Rescue on August 8, 2018.
Firefighter Barry Everett worked a 24-shift and responded to multiple emergencies, the last emergency being at 0000hrs. During shift change, at 0800hrs, Everett was found deceased in bed at the fire station. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be reported.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Everett at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 60 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2018. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.