David Closs, Sr., Firefighter

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On August 17, 2020, Firefighter David Closs and other firefighters from the Avis Fire Company #1, responded to a residential structure fire.  Firefighter Closs was working scene safety a short distance away from the actual structure fire when he suffered a medical emergency and was immediately taken to the local hospital.  He passed away on August 23, 2020 from an apparent heart attack.

Department information

Avis Fire Company #1
1 East Central Avenue
Avis, Pennsylvania 17721

Chief: Matthew Stover

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

Age: 67
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: August 17, 2020 21:51
Date of death: August 23, 2020
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Scene Safety
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential