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Kelly William Frye


Firefighter/EMT Kelly Frye contracted COVID-19 while on duty after responding to multiple medical calls with COVID-19 positive patients. Firefighter/EMT Frye was hospitalized and passed away from complications due to the virus on Sept. 29, 2021.

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

Department information

City of Cumberland Fire Department
20 Bedford ST
Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Chief: Interim Chief Shannon Adams

Age: 53
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Classification: Career
Incident date: August 29, 2021 8:00 p.m.
Date of death: September 29, 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: December 07, 2021