Joshua MacDonald

Fire Investigator

On March 25, 2016, Fire Investigator Joshua MacDonald responded to a residential fire where he performed EMS care on an occupant of the home.  Later, he returned to investigate the scene of the fire, when he fell through the floor and his leg got caught in electrical wiring.  Since that time, he had undergone numerous surgeries, to include the amputation of his leg.  Fire Investigator Joshua MacDonald passed away on April 17, 2020.

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

Department information

Berthoud Fire Protection District
275 Mountain AVE
Berthoud, Colorado 80513

Chief: Stephen Charles

Age: 34
Rank: Fire Investigator
Classification: Paid-on-Call
Incident date: March 25, 2016 11:20
Date of death: April 17, 2020
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

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