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Joshua Schwindt


On Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, Firefighter Joshua Schwindt responded to a vehicle rollover accident. While searching for victims, he came in contact with downed power lines and was electrocuted.

Emergency responders at the scene immediately performed CPR. Firefighter Schwindt was rushed to the Morton County Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. Firefighter Schwindt was also a member of the Rolla Volunteer Fire Department in Rolla, Kansas.

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

Department information

Morton County Fire Department
555 South Sid ST
PO Box 275
Elkhart, Kansas 67950

Chief: Larry Dunn

Age: 42
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: August 15, 2021 5:52 p.m.
Date of death: August 15, 2021
Cause of death: Contact With
Nature of death: Electrocution
Activity type: Search and Rescue
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Street/Road

Last updated: August 31, 2021