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Roland B. Brooks


Chief Roland Brooks contracted COVID-19 while on-duty.  He was admitted to the hospital on Saturday, December 5, 2020 and passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020.

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

Department information

Grant Township Fire Department
7140 South Oceana Drive
Rothbury, Michigan 49452

Chief: Assistant Chief Dan Yost

Age: 82
Rank: Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: November 28, 2020
Date of death: December 20, 2020
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: March 03, 2021

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