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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
Scott Williams Argonne National Laboratory Fire Department Lemont, Illinois Nov 21, 2021
Kasey Callwood Virgin Islands Fire Service St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Nov 22, 2021
Gerald A. Brooks Indianapolis Fire Department Indianapolis, Indiana Nov 2, 2021
Brandon Romo Pardeeville Fire Department Pardeeville, Wisconsin Nov 6, 2021
Wesley Vanderver Sugar Hill Volunteer Fire Department Mount Pleasant, Texas Oct 27, 2021
Malachi Brown Baxter Springs Fire Department Baxter Springs, Kansas Nov 10, 2021
Michael L. Freeland Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department Jacksonville, Florida Nov 11, 2021
Tyrone Bell Verde Valley Fire District Cottonwood, Arizona Oct 18, 2021
Danny L. Deyo Morley Area Fire Department Morley, Michigan Nov 6, 2021
Layla Bradley Dragon Fighters, Inc. Clark, Wyoming Oct 11, 2021