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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 2022

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Recent firefighter fatalities

Includes provisional information
Name Fire department Location Date of death
Michael Fischer Island Park Fire Department Island Park, New York Aug 14, 2022
Collin Hagan BLM-Craig Interagency Hotshot Crew Craig, Colorado Aug 10, 2022
Douglas "Doug" Ritchie State of Alaska Division of Forestry and Fire Protection Palmer, Alaska Jun 26, 2022
David Pleasant Memphis Fire Department Memphis, Tennessee Aug 10, 2022
Riley D. Huiras Grand Rapids Volunteer Fire Department Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin Aug 3, 2022
Bryant McGowan Huntsville Fire & Rescue Huntsville, Alabama Jul 28, 2022
Jared Bird Salmon-Challis National Forest Salmon, Idaho Jul 21, 2022
Thomas Hayes Salmon-Challis National Forest Salmon, Idaho Jul 21, 2022
Brian Falk Kern County Fire Department Bakersfield, California Jul 14, 2022
Austin Duran Apopka Fire Department Apopka, Florida Jul 15, 2022