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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
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
Matthew A. King Bernalillo County Fire Department Albuquerque, New Mexico Jul 16, 2022
William "Bill" Halstead, Sr. Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company Sandy Hook, Connecticut Jul 8, 2022
Roger E. Estes South Claiborne Volunteer Fire Department New Tazewell, Tennessee Jul 4, 2022
Joshua Haynes Linn County Rural Fire District #1 Pleasanton, Kansas Jun 22, 2022
Hunter Coco Maxwell Community Volunteer Fire Department Maxwell, Texas Jun 20, 2022