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Colin McFadden


On Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, Firefighter/EMT Colin McFadden suffered a medical emergency while operating at the scene of a large residential structure fire in New Hartford. He was immediately taken to the John Dempsey Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery.

During treatment, it was discovered that he had leukemia, a previously undiagnosed condition, which caused his sudden illness. Firefighter/EMT McFadden passed away on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. 

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

Department information

Burlington Volunteer Fire Department
719 George Washington Turnpike
PO Box 1285
Burlington, Connecticut 06013

Chief: Michael Boucher

Age: 26
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: August 10, 2021 2:00 a.m.
Date of death: August 12, 2021
Cause of death: Other
Nature of death: Other
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: September 08, 2021