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John Schoffstall


While on duty, Firefighter John Schoffstall contracted COVID-19 from working with another firefighter who had subsequently tested positive for the virus.

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

Department information

Terre Haute Fire Department
25 Spruce Street
Terre Haute, Indiana 47807

Chief: Jeffery W. Fisher

Age: 41
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 26, 2020 07:00
Date of death: April 12, 2020
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: N/A

Last updated: March 03, 2021

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