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Firefighter Fatalities in the United States

The U. S. Fire Administration tracks and collects information on the causes of on-duty firefighter fatalities that occur in the United States. We conduct an annual analysis to identify specific problems so that we may direct efforts toward finding solutions that will reduce firefighter fatalities in the future. This information is also used to measure the effectiveness of programs directed toward firefighter health and safety.


Firefighter fatalities in 2022

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Recent firefighter fatalities

Includes provisional information
Name Fire department Location Date of death
Harold J. Cordova Central Conejos Fire Protection District Manassa, Colorado May 1, 2022
Sean P. McAdam Louisville Fire Department Louisville, Kentucky May 11, 2022
Ryan L. Erickson Blomkest Fire Department Blomkest, Minnesota May 12, 2022
Darin Banks Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression, Inc. Chico, California May 6, 2022
Jason Smith Balko Fire Department Balko, Oklahoma May 8, 2022
Rory "Bud" Swanson Lower King & Queen Fire - EMS Shacklefords, Virginia Apr 20, 2022
John D. Forbush Gassaway Volunteer Fire Department Gassaway, West Virginia May 1, 2022
Stephen Smith West Douglas County Fire Protection District Sedalia, Colorado Apr 23, 2022
Timothy Klein Fire Department of New York Brooklyn, New York Apr 24, 2022
Isaac D. Hassen, Sr. Hope Fire Company Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania Apr 15, 2022