The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Fire Coordinator John Scott, 71, of the Tioga County Bureau of Fire on June 20, 2016.
While performing maintenance on a county radio tower, Fire Coordinator Scott was struck when the driver of a county vehicle was backing up. Scott was then transported to UHS Wilson Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Tribute is being paid to Fire Coordinator Scott at at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 43 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/statistics
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
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