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Tyvaughn Eldridge

Firefighter Recruit

On Thursday, July 1, 2021, Firefighter Recruit Tyvaughn Eldridge suffered a medical emergency during mandatory physical fitness training at the fire department. He passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021.  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

Chesterfield County Fire and EMS
6731 Mimms Loop
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832

Chief: Edward Loy Senter, Jr.

Age: 26
Rank: Firefighter Recruit
Classification: Career
Incident date: July 1, 2021 8:30 a.m.
Date of death: July 3, 2021
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Fitness Activity
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: July 06, 2021

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