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.
Includes provisional information
|Name||Fire Department||City, State||Date of Death|
|Jason Byrd||Fayette County Fire Department||Somerville, Tennessee||Feb 18, 2019|
|Steven H. Pollard||Fire Department New York City||Brooklyn, New York||Jan 6, 2019|
|Eric M. Hosette||Clinton Fire Department||Clinton, Iowa||Jan 5, 2019|
|Christopher P. Truman||Lake Mills Fire Department||Lake Mills, Wisconsin||Dec 31, 2018|
|Natalie Dempsey||Mizpah Volunteer Fire Company||Mizpah, New Jersey||Dec 25, 2018|
|Robert “Bobby” L. Dunaway||Howell Volunteer Fire Department||Lucedale, Mississippi||Dec 23, 2018|
|Scott Dannheimer||Coal Township Fire Department||Coal Township, Pennsylvania||Dec 20, 2018|
|John Ostergard||East Olympia Fire District 6||East Olympia, Washington||Dec 16, 2018|
|Christopher J. Roy||Worcester Fire Department||Worcester, Massachusetts||Dec 9, 2018|
|Michael Galay||Green Knoll Fire Rescue||Bridgewater, New Jersey||Nov 22, 2018|
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.