John Schoffstall, Firefighter

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

Department information

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

Chief: Jeffery W. Fisher

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

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: Other
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: N/A