Anthony “Tony” Craig Christensen, Firefighter

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Firefighters from the City of Naples Fire-Rescue responded to a medical emergency at a nursing home.  The patient was exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and results were received the next day that showed the patient was positive for the virus.  Firefighter Anthony Craig “Tony” Christensen did not respond to this call.  However, he was in direct contact with fellow firefighters who had been exposed to the virus from the nursing home.  He subsequently contracted COVID-19 and passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Department information

City of Naples Fire-Rescue
835 8th Ave S
Naples, Florida 34102

Chief: Peter DiMaria

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

Age: 55
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: June 26, 2020
Date of death: August 4, 2020
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Other
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office