Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 8, 2015 to Dec 28, 2015
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 90
Count of Hometown Heroes: 15

Firefighter Classifications

47.8%
 
43 Volunteer
35.6%
 
32 Career
5.6%
 
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

29.2%
 
26 On-Scene Fire
22.5%
 
20 Other On-Duty
20.2%
 
18 After
11.2%
 
10 On-Scene Non-Fire
9%
 
8 Responding
7.9%
 
7 Training
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 48.9%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 5

Type of Incident

45.6%
 
41 Not Incident-Related
23.3%
 
21 Structure Fire
6.7%
 
6 Emergency Medical Services
5.6%
 
5 Wildland
4.4%
 
4 Motor Vehicle Accident
4.4%
 
4 False Alarm
3.3%
 
3 Outside Fire
3.3%
 
3 Other
2.2%
 
2 Vehicle Fire
1.1%
 
1 Technical Rescue

Cause of Fatal Injury

67.8%
 
61 Stress/Overexertion
6.7%
 
6 Struck By
6.7%
 
6 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
5.6%
 
5 Collapse
5.6%
 
5 Caught or Trapped
4.4%
 
4 Fall
2.2%
 
2 Other
1.1%
 
1 Lost

Nature of Fatal Injury

61.1%
 
55 Heart Attack
16.7%
 
15 Trauma
6.7%
 
6 Cerebrovascular Accident
6.7%
 
6 Asphyxiation
3.3%
 
3 Crushed
3.3%
 
3 Burns
1.1%
 
1 Drowning
1.1%
 
1 Other

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

3.3%
 
3 (Under 21)
2.2%
 
2 (21 to 25)
5.6%
 
5 (26 to 30)
16.7%
 
15 (31 to 40)
25.6%
 
23 (41 to 50)
27.8%
 
25 (51 to 60)
18.9%
 
17 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 27.8%

Type of Activity

44.7%
 
38 Not On Scene
10.6%
 
9 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
9.4%
 
8 Responding
8.2%
 
7 Scene Safety
3.5%
 
3 Other
3.5%
 
3 Search and Rescue
3.5%
 
3 Fitness Activity
2.4%
 
2 Incident Command
2.4%
 
2 Unknown
2.4%
 
2 Support
2.4%
 
2 Ventilation
2.4%
 
2 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
2.4%
 
2 Setup
1.2%
 
1 Water Supply
1.2%
 
1 Standby

Time of Fatal Injury

4.4%
 
01:00-02:59
1.1%
 
03:00-04:59
1.1%
 
05:00-06:59
13.3%
 
12 07:00-08:59
2.2%
 
09:00-10:59
8.9%
 
11:00-12:59
6.7%
 
13:00-14:59
12.2%
 
11 15:00-16:59
12.2%
 
11 17:00-18:59
18.9%
 
17 19:00-20:59
14.4%
 
13 21:00-22:59
1.1%
 
23:00-00:59
3.3%
 
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Month of the Year

12.2%
 
11 August
11.1%
 
10 December
10%
 
9 May
8.9%
 
8 February
8.9%
 
8 March
8.9%
 
8 April
8.9%
 
8 June
6.7%
 
6 January
6.7%
 
6 September
6.7%
 
6 November
5.6%
 
5 July
5.6%
 
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
3.3%
 
3 Illinois
1.1%
 
1 Iowa
3.3%
 
3 Kansas
3.3%
 
3 Kentucky
1.1%
 
1 Maine
1.1%
 
1 Maryland
4.4%
 
4 Michigan
2.2%
 
2 Minnesota
5.6%
 
5 Mississippi
4.4%
 
4 Missouri
1.1%
 
1 Nebraska
5.6%
 
5 New Jersey
5.6%
 
5 New York
5.6%
 
5 North Carolina
4.4%
 
4 Ohio
1.1%
 
1 Oklahoma
1.1%
 
1 Oregon
7.8%
 
7 Pennsylvania
3.3%
 
3 South Carolina
1.1%
 
1 South Dakota
2.2%
 
2 Tennessee
6.7%
 
6 Texas
1.1%
 
1 Virginia
3.3%
 
3 Washington
1.1%
 
1 West Virginia
4.4%
 
4 Wisconsin