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Firefighter Fatalities in the United States

The U. S. Fire Administration tracks and collects information on the causes of on-duty firefighter fatalities that occur in the United States. We conduct an annual analysis to identify specific problems so that we may direct efforts toward finding solutions that will reduce firefighter fatalities in the future. This information is also used to measure the effectiveness of programs directed toward firefighter health and safety.


Firefighter fatalities in 2023

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Recent firefighter fatalities

Includes provisional information
Name Fire department Location Date of death
Richard "Rick" D. Miller Henderson County Fire Department Lexington, Tennessee Dec 1, 2023
Matthew Dawson Lubbock Fire Rescue Lubbock, Texas Nov 26, 2023
John Norris Forest Bend Fire Department Webster, Texas Nov 25, 2023
Ralph M. Stegbauer Concord Green Township Fire Department Washington Court House, Ohio Nov 25, 2023
Jeffery Skaggs Concord Green Township Fire Department Washington Court House, Ohio Nov 25, 2023
Daniel Potts Whitney Fire Department Whitney, Texas Nov 24, 2023
Justin Bower Kinnelon Volunteer Fire Company Kinnelon, New Jersey Nov 18, 2023
Andrew "Drew" B. Price Chicago Fire Department Chicago, Illinois Nov 13, 2023
Thomas Petschke, Jr. Ballardsville Fire & Rescue Crestwood, Kentucky Nov 11, 2023
David Phelps Prairieton Fire Department Terre Haute, Indiana Nov 2, 2023