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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 2021

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Recent firefighter fatalities

Includes provisional information
Name Fire department Location Date of death
Douglas Dugan Tiltonsville Volunteer Fire Department Tiltonsville, Ohio Jun 16, 2021
Christopher Yock San Francisco Fire Department San Francisco, California Jun 8, 2021
Ralph DeBlasi Number 7 Township Fire Rescue of Craven County New Bern, North Carolina Jun 10, 2021
Tim Hart West Yellowstone Interagency Fire Center West Yellowstone, Montana Jun 2, 2021
Tory Carlon Los Angeles County Fire Department Los Angeles, California Jun 1, 2021
Charles W. Spry LaGrange Fire Department LaGrange, North Carolina May 26, 2021
Ricardo Torres, Jr. New Haven Fire Department New Haven, Connecticut May 12, 2021
Jeffrey E. Armes Nelsonville Division of Fire Nelsonville, Ohio May 2, 2021
Roger Dean, III Seguin Fire Department Seguin, Texas Apr 23, 2021
Charles "Chuck" E. Scottini Laramie County Fire District #2 Cheyenne, Wyoming Apr 24, 2021