Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 8, 2015 to Dec 28, 2015
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 91
Count of Hometown Heroes: 15

Firefighter Classifications

47.3%
 
43 Volunteer
36.3%
 
33 Career
5.5%
 
5 Wildland Part-Time
4.4%
 
4 Wildland Full-Time
3.3%
 
3 Paid-on-Call
2.2%
 
2 Wildland Contract
1.1%
 
1 Part-Time (Paid)
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 2
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 11

Type of Duty

28.9%
 
26 On-Scene Fire
22.2%
 
20 After
21.1%
 
19 Other On-Duty
11.1%
 
10 On-Scene Non-Fire
8.9%
 
8 Responding
7.8%
 
7 Training
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 48.4%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 3

Type of Incident

40.4%
 
36 Not Incident-Related
25.8%
 
23 Structure Fire
6.7%
 
6 Other
6.7%
 
6 Emergency Medical Services
5.6%
 
5 Wildland
4.5%
 
4 Motor Vehicle Accident
3.4%
 
3 Outside Fire
2.2%
 
2 False Alarm
2.2%
 
2 Vehicle Fire
1.1%
 
1 Technical Rescue
1.1%
 
1 Unknown

Cause of Fatal Injury

64.8%
 
59 Stress/Overexertion
6.6%
 
6 Struck By
6.6%
 
6 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
5.5%
 
5 Caught or Trapped
4.4%
 
4 Fall
4.4%
 
4 Collapse
3.3%
 
3 Other
3.3%
 
3 Unknown
1.1%
 
1 Lost

Nature of Fatal Injury

58.2%
 
53 Heart Attack
19.8%
 
18 Trauma
6.6%
 
6 Cerebrovascular Accident
5.5%
 
5 Asphyxiation
3.3%
 
3 Burns
3.3%
 
3 Unknown
1.1%
 
1 Crushed
1.1%
 
1 Drowning
1.1%
 
1 Other

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

3.3%
 
3 (Under 21)
1.1%
 
1 (21 to 25)
7.7%
 
7 (26 to 30)
16.5%
 
15 (31 to 40)
25.3%
 
23 (41 to 50)
27.5%
 
25 (51 to 60)
18.7%
 
17 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 28.6%

Type of Activity

34.9%
 
30 Not On Scene
9.3%
 
8 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
8.1%
 
7 Responding
8.1%
 
7 Scene Safety
7%
 
6 Search and Rescue
4.7%
 
4 Other
4.7%
 
4 Fitness Activity
4.7%
 
4 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
2.3%
 
2 Incident Command
2.3%
 
2 Unknown
2.3%
 
2 Support
2.3%
 
2 Ventilation
2.3%
 
2 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
2.3%
 
2 In-Station Duties
1.2%
 
1 Water Supply
1.2%
 
1 Standby
1.2%
 
1 Salvage and Overhaul
1.2%
 
1 EMS/Patient Care

Time of Fatal Injury

4.4%
 
01:00-02:59
1.1%
 
03:00-04:59
1.1%
 
05:00-06:59
13.2%
 
12 07:00-08:59
2.2%
 
09:00-10:59
9.9%
 
11:00-12:59
5.5%
 
13:00-14:59
14.3%
 
13 15:00-16:59
11%
 
10 17:00-18:59
17.6%
 
16 19:00-20:59
14.3%
 
13 21:00-22:59
1.1%
 
23:00-00:59
4.4%
 
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Month of the Year

13.2%
 
12 August
11%
 
10 December
9.9%
 
9 May
8.8%
 
8 February
8.8%
 
8 March
8.8%
 
8 April
8.8%
 
8 June
6.6%
 
6 January
6.6%
 
6 September
6.6%
 
6 November
5.5%
 
5 July
5.5%
 
5 October

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

1.1%
 
1 Alabama
6.7%
 
6 California
1.1%
 
1 Colorado
1.1%
 
1 Connecticut
1.1%
 
1 District of Columbia
2.2%
 
2 Georgia
1.1%
 
1 Idaho
3.4%
 
3 Illinois
1.1%
 
1 Iowa
3.4%
 
3 Kansas
3.4%
 
3 Kentucky
1.1%
 
1 Maine
3.4%
 
3 Michigan
2.2%
 
2 Minnesota
5.6%
 
5 Mississippi
4.5%
 
4 Missouri
1.1%
 
1 Nebraska
5.6%
 
5 New Jersey
5.6%
 
5 New York
5.6%
 
5 North Carolina
3.4%
 
3 Ohio
1.1%
 
1 Oklahoma
1.1%
 
1 Oregon
7.9%
 
7 Pennsylvania
3.4%
 
3 South Carolina
1.1%
 
1 South Dakota
2.2%
 
2 Tennessee
9%
 
8 Texas
1.1%
 
1 Virginia
3.4%
 
3 Washington
1.1%
 
1 West Virginia
4.5%
 
4 Wisconsin