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Aaron “Scott” Chassells


Lieutenant Scott Chassells responded to several medical incidents during which he encountered COVID-19 positive patients and patients with COVID-19-like symptoms.  Chassells subsequently contracted the virus and started showing symptoms on Aug. 15, 2021. He passed away from complications due to the virus on Sept. 18, 2021. 

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

Department information

North Little Rock Fire Department
723 Maple Street
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114

Chief: Gerald Tucker

Age: 48
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Career
Incident date: August 6, 2021 8:58 a.m.
Date of death: September 18, 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: September 23, 2021