Jason Cuffee

Firefighter/Medic

At approximately 2330hrs., on Sunday, July 19, 2020, Firefighter/Medic Jason Cuffee was working at the Charleston Fire Department, Station 3.  When he failed to respond to a call, his co-workers became concerned and went to check on him.  They found Firefighter/Medic Cuffee unresponsive.  They immediately performed CPR, and was then transported to the hospital where Firefighter/Medic Cuffee was pronounced deceased in the early morning hours of Monday, July 20, 2020.  The cause of his death has not yet been determined.

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

Department information

Charleston Fire Department
808 Virginia Street West
Charleston, West Virginia 25302

Chief: Jeffrey Jackson

Age: 27
Rank: Firefighter/Medic
Classification: Career
Incident date: July 19, 2020 23:30
Date of death: July 20, 2020
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

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