Firefighter fatalities in the United States


Firefighter fatalities
reported in 2018

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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.

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Recently reported firefighter fatalities

Includes provisional information

Name Fire Department City, State Date of Death
Michael F. Cherubini Hague Volunteer Fire Department Hague, New York Jul 4, 2018
Cory Barr Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Jul 10, 2018
Michael Goodnight West Liberty Fire Department Salisbury, North Carolina Jul 4, 2018
Benny Hutchins Philadelphia Fire Department Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jun 27, 2018
Devon Coney Austin Fire Department Austin, Texas Jun 26, 2018
Joe Patterson Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District Greenfield, Ohio Jun 24, 2018
David R. Rosa Long Beach Fire Department Long Beach, California Jun 25, 2018
William Moore IV Amelia County Volunteer Fire Department – Station 1 Amelia Court House, Virginia Jun 14, 2018
Douglas C. Ambrozewycz Perth Amboy Fire Department Perth Amboy, New Jersey Jun 10, 2018
Richard “Andy” Loller, Jr. Weatherford Fire Department Weatherford, Texas Jun 10, 2018
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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.