Posted October 22, 2021 | 4:15 PM

Hillsborough County Firefighter Dies from COVID-19 Complications

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Oct. 22, 2021) - Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR) lost a courageous and honorable firefighter this week when Driver/Engineer Giovanni Ciancio [pronounced chee-ahn-chee-oh] passed away from complications related to COVID-19 contracted at work in July of this year.

Ciancio, 55, was assigned to Station 15 in Palm River and was with HCFR for more than 19 years.

His death has been determined to be in the line of duty by the State of Florida.

Ciancio, an American citizen, immigrated to the United States from Italy in his 20s.

Hillsborough County's thoughts are with the Ciancio family and his HCFR family as they grieve his loss.

Photo of Giovanni Ciancio


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