Franklin Williams, Fire Captain

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While on duty, Fire Captain Franklin Williams contracted COVID-19 from working with another firefighter who had subsequently tested positive for the virus. 

Department information

Detroit Fire Department
1301 3rd Street
Detroit, Michigan 48226

Chief: Robert Distelrath

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

Age: 57
Rank: Fire Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 22, 2020 08:00
Date of death: April 8, 2020
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Other
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: N/A