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John Evans

Fire Boat Pilot

While stationed at his assignment at the Marine Unit, Fire Boat Pilot John Evans contracted COVID-19.  He passed away from the virus on Saturday, February 13, 2021.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Department information

Philadelphia Fire Department
240 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

Chief: Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel

Age: 64
Rank: Fire Boat Pilot
Classification: Career
Incident date: January 19, 2021 8:00 p.m.
Date of death: February 13, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: March 03, 2021

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