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Rodney L. Heard

Firefighter

Firefighter Rodney L. Heard worked in the Support Services Division and was in contact with many different fire stations and firefighters.  He subsequently contracted COVID-19 while on-duty and passed away from the virus on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

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

Department information

St. Louis City Fire Department
1421 N. Jefferson AVE
St. Louis, Missouri 63106

Chief: Dennis M. Jenkerson

Age: 56
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: May 5, 2021 8:00 a.m.
Date of death: June 15, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: June 24, 2021

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