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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
Jon Delvalle Garden Valley Fire Protection District Garden Valley, Idaho Sep 14, 2021
Miguel Angulo Phoenix Fire Department Phoenix, Arizona Sep 6, 2021
Randall "Randy" Burnham Lake City Fire Department Lake City, Florida Sep 5, 2021
Marshal Hilley Gulfport Fire Department Gulfport, Mississippi Sep 1, 2021
John C. Gaddy Forest Park Fire and Emergency Services Forest Park, Georgia Sep 2, 2021
David Leos Dallas Fire-Rescue Department Dallas, Texas Sep 2, 2021
Laron Holcomb Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Department Ellsworth, Pennsylvania Sep 4, 2021
Malcolm Arrington Nashville Fire Department Nashville, Tennessee Sep 1, 2021
James Heater Orange County Emergency Services District #1 Vidor, Texas Sep 3, 2021
James "JB" B. Guiler Heard County Fire & Emergency Services Franklin, Georgia Sep 2, 2021