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Randall “Randy” Delton Burnham


Chief Burnham was exposed to COVID-19 during on-duty activities. He became ill and his health worsened.  He died on Sept. 5, 2021, as a result of COVID-19 complications.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Randall “Randy” Delton Burnham was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Lake City Fire Department
225 NW Main BLVD
Lake City, Florida 32055

Chief: Acting Chief Josh Wehinger

Age: 53
Rank: Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: July 23, 2021 5:00 p.m.
Date of death: September 5, 2021
Cause of fatal injury: Exposure
Nature of fatal injury: Covid-19
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: July 07, 2022