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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
Michael Moody Purdum Rural Fire District Purdum, Nebraska Oct 2, 2022
Timothy R. Pfleger Keyport Fire Department Keyport, New Jersey Sep 30, 2022
Gerardo Rincon Salmon-Challis National Forest Salmon, Idaho Sep 20, 2022
Charles D. Krampota Alvin Volunteer Fire Department Alvin, Texas Sep 23, 2022
Gary DeCook Barnes City Fire Department Barnes City, Iowa Aug 27, 2022
Logan Taylor Oregon Department of Forestry Salem, Oregon Aug 18, 2022
Michael Fischer Island Park Fire Department Island Park, New York Aug 14, 2022
Collin Hagan BLM-Craig Interagency Hotshot Crew Craig, Colorado Aug 10, 2022
Douglas "Doug" Ritchie State of Alaska Division of Forestry and Fire Protection Palmer, Alaska Jun 26, 2022
David Pleasant Memphis Fire Department Memphis, Tennessee Aug 10, 2022