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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
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
Donald L. Jones Midfield Fire and Rescue Service Midfield, Alabama Apr 21, 2021
Robert Costello Buckeye Fire-Medical Rescue Department Buckeye, Arizona Apr 8, 2021
Efren Medina St. Marys Fire Department St. Marys, Georgia Apr 17, 2021
Selinde Roosenburg Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry Columbus, Ohio Mar 25, 2021
Laura Madara Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company Selbyville, Delaware Apr 9, 2021
Charles "Chuck" W. Miller, Jr. Albright Volunteer Fire Department Albright, West Virginia Apr 4, 2021
Chester Riley Nucla Naturita Fire Protection District Nucla, Colorado Mar 20, 2021