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Summary Incident Report

Report dates:
Sep 28, 1992 to Sep 20, 2021
Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities:
7
Count of Hometown Heroes:
0
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Firefighter classifications

100%
7 Career
Number of multiple firefighter fatality incidents: 0
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with wildland incidents: 0

Type of duty

42.9%
3 On-Scene Fire
42.9%
3 Other On-Duty
14.3%
1 On-Scene Non-Fire
Percent of fatalities related to emergency duty: 42.9%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with suspicious/incendiary incidents: 2

Type of incident

40%
2 Structure Fire
20%
1 Emergency Medical Services
20%
1 Outside Fire
20%
1 Not Incident-Related

Cause of fatal injury

28.6%
2 Caught or Trapped
14.3%
1 Assault
14.3%
1 Struck By
14.3%
1 Lost
14.3%
1 Fall
14.3%
1 Stress/Overexertion

Nature of fatal injury

28.6%
2 Asphyxiation
28.6%
2 Violence
14.3%
1 Drowning
14.3%
1 Trauma
14.3%
1 Heart Attack

Age of firefighter when the fatal injury was sustained

0%
0 (Under 21)
0%
0 (21 to 25)
0%
0 (26 to 30)
28.6%
2 (31 to 40)
57.1%
4 (41 to 50)
0%
0 (51 to 60)
14.3%
1 (61 and Over)
0%
0 (Unknown)
Percent of firefighter fatalities age 40 and under: 28.6%

Type of activity

33.3%
2 Search and Rescue
16.7%
1 Other
16.7%
1 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
16.7%
1 Ventilation
16.7%
1 In-Station Duties

Time of fatal injury

0%
0 01:00-02:59
14.3%
1 03:00-04:59
0%
0 05:00-06:59
14.3%
1 07:00-08:59
0%
0 09:00-10:59
0%
0 11:00-12:59
0%
0 13:00-14:59
14.3%
1 15:00-16:59
14.3%
1 17:00-18:59
0%
0 19:00-20:59
14.3%
1 21:00-22:59
0%
0 23:00-00:59
28.6%
2 Unknown

Month of the year

42.9%
3 September
14.3%
1 January
14.3%
1 August
14.3%
1 May
14.3%
1 July

Firefighter fatalities by state by location of fire service organization

100%
5 Colorado