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Mark “Dewey” E. Kulp

Firefighter/EMT

Firefighter/EMT Mark “Dewey” E. Kulp transported at least two patients to hospitals, who had tested positive for COVID-19. He also evaluated a patient on-scene that possibly had the virus. He subsequently contracted the disease and passed away on January 5, 2021.


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

Department information

Reading Department of Fire and Rescue Services
815 Washington Street
Suite 1-41
Reading, Pennsylvania 19601

Chief: William Stoudt, Jr.

Age: 52
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 8, 2020
Date of death: January 5, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Other
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: January 12, 2021

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