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Thomas “Tommy” Joseph Rees

Firefighter/EMT

On Tuesday, December 28, 2021 Firefighter/EMT Thomas Joseph Rees did not wake for an emergency. Minutes before roll call, when another firefighter checked on Rees he was discovered deceased in his bunk. An autopsy reported that Rees had a major coronary event.


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

Department information

Jefferson Township Fire Department
745 West Main Street
West Jefferson, Ohio 43162

Chief: Chief Chris Snyder

Age: 38
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Classification: Part-Time (Paid)
Incident date: December 28, 2021 7:36 a.m.
Date of death: December 28, 2021
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: February 03, 2022