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Summary Incident Report

Report dates:
Jan 4, 2022 to Dec 26, 2022
Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities:
96
Count of Hometown Heroes:
18
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Firefighter classifications

50%
48 Volunteer
41.7%
40 Career
6.2%
6 Wildland Contract
1%
1 Wildland Full-Time
1%
1 Paid-on-Call
Number of multiple firefighter fatality incidents: 5
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with wildland incidents: 7

Type of duty

33.3%
32 On-Scene Fire
26%
25 Other On-Duty
20.8%
20 On-Scene Non-Fire
9.4%
9 Responding
7.3%
7 Training
3.1%
3 Returning
Percent of fatalities related to emergency duty: 70.8%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with suspicious/incendiary incidents: 1

Type of incident

25%
24 Not Incident-Related
20.8%
20 Structure Fire
18.8%
18 Wildland
11.5%
11 Motor Vehicle Accident
10.4%
10 Emergency Medical Services
8.3%
8 Other
2.1%
2 Weather/Disaster Response
1%
1 Outside Fire
1%
1 False Alarm
1%
1 Technical Rescue

Cause of fatal injury

33.3%
32 Stress/Overexertion
17.7%
17 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
14.6%
14 Unknown
8.3%
8 Struck By
7.3%
7 Exposure
5.2%
5 Collapse
4.2%
4 Caught or Trapped
3.1%
3 Other
2.1%
2 Fall
2.1%
2 Out of Air
1%
1 Assault
1%
1 Contact With

Nature of fatal injury

34.4%
33 Trauma
31.2%
30 Heart Attack
14.6%
14 Unknown
6.2%
6 Covid-19
3.1%
3 Crushed
3.1%
3 Burns
2.1%
2 Drowning
2.1%
2 Cerebrovascular Accident
2.1%
2 Other
1%
1 Violence

Age of firefighter when the fatal injury was sustained

2.1%
2 (Under 21)
6.2%
6 (21 to 25)
5.2%
5 (26 to 30)
20.8%
20 (31 to 40)
19.8%
19 (41 to 50)
28.1%
27 (51 to 60)
17.7%
17 (61 and Over)
0%
0 (Unknown)
Percent of firefighter fatalities age 40 and under: 34.4%

Type of activity

27.1%
26 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
17.7%
17 In-Station Duties
12.5%
12 Other
11.5%
11 EMS/Patient Care
10.4%
10 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
4.2%
4 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
3.1%
3 Search and Rescue
3.1%
3 Fitness Activity
2.1%
2 Support
2.1%
2 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
2.1%
2 Pump Operations
1%
1 Setup
1%
1 Responding
1%
1 Scene Safety
1%
1 Not On Scene

Time of fatal injury

3.1%
3 01:00-02:59
5.2%
5 03:00-04:59
6.2%
6 05:00-06:59
11.5%
11 07:00-08:59
4.2%
4 09:00-10:59
10.4%
10 11:00-12:59
11.5%
11 13:00-14:59
11.5%
11 15:00-16:59
9.4%
9 17:00-18:59
12.5%
12 19:00-20:59
5.2%
5 21:00-22:59
5.2%
5 23:00-00:59
4.2%
4 Unknown

Month of the year

13.5%
13 January
10.4%
10 February
10.4%
10 December
9.4%
9 March
9.4%
9 April
8.3%
8 May
8.3%
8 June
8.3%
8 July
8.3%
8 October
6.2%
6 August
4.2%
4 November
3.1%
3 September

Firefighter fatalities by state by location of fire service organization

4.2%
4 Alabama
1%
1 Alaska
2.1%
2 Arizona
1%
1 Arkansas
6.2%
6 California
3.1%
3 Colorado
2.1%
2 Connecticut
1%
1 Delaware
3.1%
3 Florida
3.1%
3 Idaho
1%
1 Illinois
1%
1 Indiana
1%
1 Iowa
1%
1 Kansas
1%
1 Kentucky
1%
1 Louisiana
5.2%
5 Maryland
1%
1 Michigan
2.1%
2 Minnesota
1%
1 Mississippi
3.1%
3 Missouri
3.1%
3 Nebraska
5.2%
5 New Jersey
2.1%
2 New Mexico
6.2%
6 New York
4.2%
4 North Carolina
4.2%
4 Ohio
2.1%
2 Oklahoma
2.1%
2 Oregon
7.3%
7 Pennsylvania
1%
1 South Carolina
4.2%
4 Tennessee
6.2%
6 Texas
1%
1 Virginia
1%
1 West Virginia
3.1%
3 Wisconsin
1%
1 Wyoming