Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 8, 2015 to Dec 28, 2015
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 87
Count of Hometown Heroes: 17

Firefighter Classifications

49.4%
 
43 Volunteer
35.6%
 
31 Career
5.7%
 
5 Wildland Part-Time
4.6%
 
4 Wildland Full-Time
2.3%
 
2 Paid-on-Call
1.1%
 
1 Wildland Contract
1.1%
 
1 Part-Time (Paid)
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 2
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 10

Type of Duty

31.4%
 
27 On-Scene Fire
25.6%
 
22 After
17.4%
 
15 Other On-Duty
10.5%
 
9 On-Scene Non-Fire
9.3%
 
8 Responding
5.8%
 
5 Training
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 51.7%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 2

Type of Incident

31.8%
 
27 Structure Fire
29.4%
 
25 Not Incident-Related
8.2%
 
7 Emergency Medical Services
8.2%
 
7 Wildland
7.1%
 
6 Other
5.9%
 
5 Motor Vehicle Accident
2.4%
 
2 Outside Fire
2.4%
 
2 Vehicle Fire
1.2%
 
1 Weather/Disaster Response
1.2%
 
1 Rescue/Extrication
1.2%
 
1 False Alarm
1.2%
 
1 Unknown

Cause of Fatal Injury

58.1%
 
50 Stress/Overexertion
11.6%
 
10 Unknown
8.1%
 
7 Struck By
5.8%
 
5 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
5.8%
 
5 Caught or Trapped
4.7%
 
4 Collapse
3.5%
 
3 Fall
2.3%
 
2 Lost

Nature of Fatal Injury

53.5%
 
46 Heart Attack
17.4%
 
15 Trauma
11.6%
 
10 Unknown
4.7%
 
4 Cerebrovascular Accident
4.7%
 
4 Burns
4.7%
 
4 Asphyxiation
2.3%
 
2 Crushed
1.2%
 
1 Drowning

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

3.4%
 
3 (Under 21)
1.1%
 
1 (21 to 25)
4.6%
 
4 (26 to 30)
17.2%
 
15 (31 to 40)
27.6%
 
24 (41 to 50)
26.4%
 
23 (51 to 60)
19.5%
 
17 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 26.4%

Type of Activity

16.7%
 
14 Other
13.1%
 
11 Not On Scene
13.1%
 
11 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
10.7%
 
9 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
7.1%
 
6 Responding
7.1%
 
6 Search and Rescue
6%
 
5 Scene Safety
6%
 
5 In-Station Duties
6%
 
5 Fitness Activity
3.6%
 
3 Unknown
2.4%
 
2 EMS/Patient Care
2.4%
 
2 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
1.2%
 
1 Support
1.2%
 
1 Incident Command
1.2%
 
1 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
1.2%
 
1 Standby
1.2%
 
1 Salvage and Overhaul

Time of Fatal Injury

4.6%
 
01:00-02:59
0%
 
03:00-04:59
1.1%
 
05:00-06:59
12.6%
 
11 07:00-08:59
3.4%
 
09:00-10:59
8%
 
11:00-12:59
6.9%
 
13:00-14:59
6.9%
 
15:00-16:59
12.6%
 
11 17:00-18:59
19.5%
 
17 19:00-20:59
12.6%
 
11 21:00-22:59
1.1%
 
23:00-00:59
10.3%
 
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Month of the Year

11.5%
 
10 December
10.3%
 
9 May
10.3%
 
9 August
9.2%
 
8 March
9.2%
 
8 March
9.2%
 
8 June
8%
 
7 April
6.9%
 
6 January
6.9%
 
6 September
6.9%
 
6 October
6.9%
 
6 November
4.6%
 
4 July

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

1.2%
 
1 Alabama
7.1%
 
6 California
1.2%
 
1 Colorado
1.2%
 
1 District of Columbia
2.4%
 
2 Georgia
1.2%
 
1 Idaho
3.5%
 
3 Illinois
1.2%
 
1 Iowa
3.5%
 
3 Kansas
3.5%
 
3 Kentucky
1.2%
 
1 Maine
3.5%
 
3 Michigan
2.4%
 
2 Minnesota
5.9%
 
5 Mississippi
4.7%
 
4 Missouri
1.2%
 
1 Nebraska
5.9%
 
5 New Jersey
5.9%
 
5 New York
5.9%
 
5 North Carolina
3.5%
 
3 Ohio
1.2%
 
1 Oklahoma
8.2%
 
7 Pennsylvania
3.5%
 
3 South Carolina
1.2%
 
1 South Dakota
3.5%
 
3 Tennessee
5.9%
 
5 Texas
1.2%
 
1 Virginia
3.5%
 
3 Washington
1.2%
 
1 West Virginia
4.7%
 
4 Wisconsin