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Charles “Chuck” Edward Scottini

Assistant Fire Chief

In October of 2020, while on a wildland fire assignment in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Assistant Fire Chief Charles “Chuck” Edward Scottini contracted COVID-19.  He was flown to the University of Utah Hospital for treatment and remained there until last Wednesday evening, April 21, 2021, when he returned to Wyoming and was in hospice care.  Assistant Fire Chief Scottini passed away from the virus early Saturday morning, April 24, 2021, with his family by his side. 
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Department information

Laramie County Fire District #2
5800 North College Drive
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009

Chief: Jason Caughey

Age: 67
Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
Classification: Paid-on-Call
Incident date: October 24, 2020 5:09 a.m.
Date of death: April 24, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: April 26, 2021

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