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Efren Medina


On Saturday morning, April 17, 2021, Firefighter Efren Medina, while working his first 24-hour shift as a firefighter, passed away in his sleep at the firehouse. Investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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

Department information

St. Marys Fire Department
201 N Dandy ST
St. Marys, Georgia 31558

Chief: Thomas Lackner

Age: 20
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: April 17, 2021 4:00 a.m.
Date of death: April 17, 2021
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: April 20, 2021

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