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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
Thomas Royds Lower Merion Fire Department/Belmont Hills Fire Company Belmont Hills, Pennsylvania Jul 24, 2021
Janet Tracy Caballo Volunteer Fire Department Caballo, New Mexico Jul 20, 2021
Matthew R. Miller Falcon Executive Aviation, Inc. Mesa, Arizona Jul 10, 2021
Jeff Piechura U.S. Forest Service/Coronado National Forest Tucson, Arizona Jul 10, 2021
Matthew "Bear" M. Rominger Mountain Warfare Fire Department Bridgeport, California May 16, 2021
William "Billy" Shaffer Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #2 Hillsborough, New Jersey Jul 14, 2021
Joseph Deltergo Palm Beach County Fire Rescue West Palm Beach, Florida Jul 12, 2021
Thomas M. Barber Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department Jacksonville, Florida Jun 14, 2021
Sean W. DeMuynck Lower Merion Fire Department/Penn Wynne-Overbrook Hills Fire Company Wynnewood, Pennsylvania Jul 5, 2021
Tyvaughn Eldridge Chesterfield County Fire and EMS Chesterfield, Virginia Jul 3, 2021