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Frank Delano Duff, Jr.


Firefighter/Paramedic Duff was exposed to COVID-19 during on-duty activities. He became ill and his health worsened.  He died on Sept. 19, 2021, as a result of COVID-19 complications.

The Columbus Division of Fire also suffered the loss of Firefighter Gregory Lee Bauer in 2021 due to COVID-19. The department also lost a firefighter in 2020 to the virus.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Frank Delano Duff, Jr. was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Columbus Division of Fire
3675 Parsons AVE
Columbus, Ohio 43207

Chief: Jeffrey Happ

Age: 66
Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Classification: Career
Incident date: August 12, 2021 8:00 a.m.
Date of death: September 19, 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