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Eric Gore


Firefighter Eric Gore responded to an emergency at a residence where he came in contact with a person with a known case of COVID-19.  He subsequently passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from the virus.

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: 49
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: April 27, 2020
Date of death: June 2, 2020
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: Support
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: March 03, 2021

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