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David Hackett


While on duty, Driver/Engineer David Hackett contracted COVID-19 at the fire station.  He passed away from the virus on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

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

Department information

Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services
15470 Flight Path DR
Brooksville, Florida 34604

Chief: Scott Hechler

Age: 44
Rank: Driver/Engineer
Classification: Career
Incident date: July 30, 2021 8:00 a.m.
Date of death: September 25, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: October 05, 2021