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Mark Shannon Covil, Sr.

Division Chief

Division Chief Covil was exposed to COVID-19 during on-duty activities in the fire station. He became ill and his health worsened. He died on Aug. 30, 2021, as a result of COVID-19 complications.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Mark Shannon Covil, Sr. was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Pender EMS and Fire
805 Ridgewood AVE
Burgaw, North Carolina 28425

Chief: Everett Baysden

Age: 51
Rank: Division Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: August 13, 2021 5:00 p.m.
Date of death: August 30, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: July 07, 2022