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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
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
Jared Lloyd Spring Valley Fire Department Spring Valley, New York Mar 24, 2021
Brian S. Mixson Jasper County Fire and Rescue Ridgeland, South Carolina Mar 17, 2021
William "Eddie" E. McNeill, Jr. Campobello Fire Department Campobello, South Carolina Mar 4, 2021
Peyton Morse City of Watertown Fire Department Watertown, New York Mar 12, 2021
Dennis M. Bender Ponca Hills Volunteer Fire Department Omaha, Nebraska Mar 10, 2021
Kevin "Bubba" M. Malukas Coal Township Fire Department Coal Township, Pennsylvania Mar 8, 2021
Victor Melillo Irvington Fire Department Irvington, New Jersey Mar 9, 2021
Martin "Marty" Meyers Kokomo Fire Department Kokomo, Indiana Mar 4, 2021