Firefighter fatalities in the United States

2


Firefighter fatalities
reported in 2018

Notify us of a firefighter fatality

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.

Planning a trip to visit the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial?

New identification requirements to access our campus are in effect. Please read this information first before scheduling your visit.

Recently reported firefighter fatalities

Includes provisional information

Name Fire Department City, State Date of Death
Matthew LeTourneau Philadelphia Fire Department Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jan 6, 2018
John Randle Wamego City Fire Department Wamego, Kansas Jan 2, 2018
Jeffrey S. White Oklahoma City Fire Department Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Dec 26, 2017
Jason Garrett Kansas City Kansas Fire Department Kansas City, Kansas Dec 26, 2017
Frank Matagrano New Milford Fire Department New Milford, New Jersey Dec 23, 2017
Craig A. Maull Haddon Fire Company #1 Haddonfield, New Jersey Dec 21, 2017
Jeffrey A. Vollmer Mayer Fire and Rescue Department Mayer, Minnesota Dec 19, 2017
Jeffery A. Blackmer Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Company Muncie, Indiana Dec 20, 2017
Dene Barber Brazoria Fire Department Brazoria, Texas Dec 13, 2017
David Jahnes Nyack Fire Department – Fire Patrol Nyack, New York Dec 18, 2017
Advanced search

More resources on firefighter fatalities

Firefighter Autopsy Protocol PDF 2.6 MB
This protocol helps with the analysis of causes related to firefighter deaths, which can aid in the development of improved firefighter health and safety equipment, procedures and standards. It also helps determine eligibility for death benefits under the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
The Foundation provides peer counseling, training and technical assistance for families and coworkers of firefighters who were killed in the line of duty. It also creates publications and reference materials that can be used to build public awareness for the many contributions made by members of the fire service.

Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program
The Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program provides benefits to survivors of fallen firefighters, emergency medical services members and other first responders. The Program also provides disability benefits for public safety officers who are permanently disabled following an injury while in the line of duty.