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Matthew “Bear” Michael Rominger


Firefighter/Paramedic Rominger was exposed to COVID-19 during an EMS incident on April 4, 2021. He became ill and his health worsened. He died on May 16, 2021, as a result of COVID-19 complications.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Matthew “Bear” Michael Rominger was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Mountain Warfare Fire Department
HC 83 BLDG 1035
Bridgeport, California 93517

Chief: Jamey Thibodeau

Age: 48
Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Classification: Career
Incident date: April 4, 2021
Date of death: May 16, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: July 07, 2022