Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 8, 2013 to Dec 25, 2013
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 107
Count of Hometown Heroes: 8

Firefighter Classifications

43.9%
 
47 Volunteer
27.1%
 
29 Career
14%
 
15 Wildland Part-Time
10.3%
 
11 Wildland Full-Time
3.7%
 
4 Wildland Contract
0.93%
 
1 Part-Time (Paid)
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 3
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 30

Type of Duty

50.5%
 
54 On-Scene Fire
14%
 
15 Other On-Duty
11.2%
 
12 Responding
7.5%
 
8 On-Scene Non-Fire
7.5%
 
8 After
6.5%
 
7 Training
2.8%
 
3 Returning
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 71%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 1

Type of Incident

29%
 
31 Structure Fire
27.1%
 
29 Not Incident-Related
25.2%
 
27 Wildland
12.1%
 
13 Motor Vehicle Accident
1.9%
 
2 Other
1.9%
 
2 Emergency Medical Services
0.93%
 
1 Outside Fire
0.93%
 
1 Vehicle Fire
0.93%
 
1 Weather/Disaster Response

Cause of Fatal Injury

35.5%
 
38 Stress/Overexertion
27.1%
 
29 Caught or Trapped
15.9%
 
17 Struck By
8.4%
 
9 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
5.6%
 
6 Other
2.8%
 
3 Fall
1.9%
 
2 Collapse
0.93%
 
1 Assault
0.93%
 
1 Lost
0.93%
 
1 Contact With

Nature of Fatal Injury

34.6%
 
37 Heart Attack
29%
 
31 Trauma
21.5%
 
23 Burns
6.5%
 
7 Asphyxiation
4.7%
 
5 Other
1.9%
 
2 Crushed
0.93%
 
1 Electrocution
0.93%
 
1 Cerebrovascular Accident

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

2.8%
 
3 (Under 21)
13.1%
 
14 (21 to 25)
14%
 
15 (26 to 30)
15.9%
 
17 (31 to 40)
21.5%
 
23 (41 to 50)
22.4%
 
24 (51 to 60)
10.3%
 
11 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 45.8%

Type of Activity

25.5%
 
27 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
23.6%
 
25 Not On Scene
10.4%
 
11 Unknown
6.6%
 
7 Other
5.7%
 
6 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
4.7%
 
5 Search and Rescue
4.7%
 
5 Responding
3.8%
 
4 Support
2.8%
 
3 Scene Safety
2.8%
 
3 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
1.9%
 
2 Incident Command
1.9%
 
2 EMS/Patient Care
0.94%
 
1 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
0.94%
 
1 Extrication
0.94%
 
1 Ventilation
0.94%
 
1 Pump Operations
0.94%
 
1 Fitness Activity
0.94%
 
1 Water Supply

Time of Fatal Injury

3.7%
 
01:00-02:59
0.9%
 
03:00-04:59
1.9%
 
05:00-06:59
4.7%
 
07:00-08:59
4.7%
 
09:00-10:59
8.4%
 
11:00-12:59
5.6%
 
13:00-14:59
7.5%
 
15:00-16:59
27.1%
 
29 17:00-18:59
13.1%
 
14 19:00-20:59
8.4%
 
21:00-22:59
8.4%
 
23:00-00:59
5.6%
 
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Month of the Year

23.4%
 
25 July
15.9%
 
17 April
10.3%
 
11 May
8.4%
 
9 July
8.4%
 
9 December
6.5%
 
7 February
6.5%
 
7 March
6.5%
 
7 August
5.6%
 
6 October
3.7%
 
4 November
2.8%
 
3 September
1.9%
 
2 January

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

3.7%
 
4 Alabama
18.7%
 
20 Arizona
2.8%
 
3 California
0.93%
 
1 Florida
2.8%
 
3 Georgia
1.9%
 
2 Idaho
1.9%
 
2 Illinois
0.93%
 
1 Kentucky
0.93%
 
1 Louisiana
1.9%
 
2 Maryland
1.9%
 
2 Massachusetts
2.8%
 
3 Michigan
0.93%
 
1 Minnesota
0.93%
 
1 Mississippi
2.8%
 
3 Missouri
0.93%
 
1 New Hampshire
1.9%
 
2 New Jersey
2.8%
 
3 New Mexico
4.7%
 
5 New York
4.7%
 
5 North Carolina
2.8%
 
3 Ohio
0.93%
 
1 Oklahoma
2.8%
 
3 Oregon
5.6%
 
6 Pennsylvania
0.93%
 
1 Rhode Island
1.9%
 
2 South Carolina
1.9%
 
2 Tennessee
17.8%
 
19 Texas
0.93%
 
1 Virginia
1.9%
 
2 Washington
1.9%
 
2 West Virginia