Donald DiPetrillo

Fire Chief

In early March of this year, while on official duty, Fire Chief Donald DiPetrillo was attending the EMS Today Conference in Tampa, Florida, where he contracted COVID-19, traced by the Department of Health.  He subsequently died from the virus on Thursday, April 30, 2020. 

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

Department information

Seminole Tribe of Florida Fire Rescue
3101 North State Road 7
Hollywood, Florida 33024

Chief: Interim Fire Chief Bryan Stokes

Age: 70
Rank: Fire Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 2, 2020
Date of death: April 30, 2020
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Other
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Public Assembly

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