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Michael L. Freeland


On Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, Engineer Michael L. Freeland responded to a vehicle accident that involved an extensive and long extrication. While at the scene, Engineer Freeland experienced a medical emergency.  Crews immediately performed live-saving measures and he was transported to the UF Health at Jacksonville, where he passed away shortly thereafter.  Investigation into the cause of Engineer Michael L. Freeland’s death is ongoing.

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

Department information

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department
515 N Julia ST
Jacksonville, Florida 32202-4128

Chief: Keith Powers

Age: 36
Rank: Engineer
Classification: Career
Incident date: November 11, 2021 1:00 a.m.
Date of death: November 11, 2021
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road

Last updated: December 08, 2021