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Jarod F. Kammeyer

Assistant Chief

On Sunday, November 1, 2020, Assistant Chief Jarod F. Kammeyer reported to the fire station as stand-by while units responded on automatic mutual aid to a structure fire. While at the station, he contracted COVID-19. On Monday, November 16, 2020, he was admitted to the hospital with severe COVID-19 symptoms. After being hospitalized for 288 days, he returned home. Assistant Chief Kammeyer was hospitalized again in the fall of 2022. On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, he passed away from multiple organ failure related to COVID-19.

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

Department information

Noble Township Fire Department
22485 Mill ST
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Chief: Charles Weber

Age: 48
Rank: Assistant Chief
Classification: Paid-on-Call
Incident date: November 1, 2020 10:50 p.m.
Date of death: February 14, 2023
Cause of fatal injury: Exposure
Nature of fatal injury: Covid-19
Activity type: Standby
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: July 03, 2023