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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 2023

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Recent firefighter fatalities

Includes provisional information
Name Fire department Location Date of death
Brandon Norbury Gresham Fire Department Gresham, Oregon Feb 3, 2023
Robert "Bob" T. Gardner, Jr. Richmond-Carolina Fire District Richmond, Rhode Island Jan 26, 2023
Kevin Dailey Middleport Fire Department Middleport, Ohio Jan 24, 2023
Charles "Chad" Cate Clallam County Fire District #3 Sequim, Washington Jan 12, 2023
Larry Peasley Maroa Countryside Fire Protection District Maroa, Illinois Jan 4, 2023
Brian Rehnberg North Park Fire Protection District Machesney Park, Illinois Dec 25, 2022
Matthias Wirtz North Haven Fire Department North Haven, Connecticut Dec 26, 2022
Bruce Lang Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Department Pine Haven, Wyoming Dec 15, 2022
William P. Moon, II Fire Department of New York Brooklyn, New York Dec 19, 2022
Troy M. Dettinger Union Fire and Hose Company #1 of Dover, PA Dover, Pennsylvania Nov 30, 2022