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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 2024

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Recent firefighter fatalities

Includes provisional information
Name Fire department Location Date of death
Louis Dunston Youngsville Fire Department Youngsville, North Carolina Feb 20, 2024
John Garrow Philadelphia Fire Department Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Feb 19, 2024
Adam Finseth Burnsville Fire Department Burnsville, Minnesota Feb 18, 2024
Trevor Brown Sterling Volunteer Fire Company Sterling, Virginia Feb 16, 2024
Chris Nelson Selma Fire Department Selma, California Feb 8, 2024
William "Tony" A. Baumgartner Lawrence Mill Volunteer Fire Department Fayette, Alabama Feb 5, 2024
Marques Hudson Plainfield Fire Department Plainfield, New Jersey Jan 26, 2024
Robert "Bobby" D. Lewis, Jr. Vonore Fire Department Vonore, Tennessee Jan 25, 2024
Daniel S. DeWolf Fairville Volunteer Fire Department Newark, New York Jan 21, 2024
Robert E. Brown, Sr. Glendale Fire Department Glendale, South Carolina Jan 18, 2024