USFA: Las Vegas On-Duty Death

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Captain Thelonious “Theo” Adams, 54, of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue on May 1, 2018.

Captain Thelonious “Theo” Adams succumbed to injuries sustained as a passenger in a fire apparatus rollover in October of 2003. Adams was paralyzed from the neck down in the crash that occurred while the apparatus was responding to a false alarm call on Halloween night.

Tribute is being paid to Captain at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 35 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.

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