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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
Johnny Tetrick Cleveland Division of Fire Cleveland, Ohio Nov 19, 2022
Everette Watson Calvert Volunteer Fire Department Sheridan, Arkansas Oct 27, 2022
James "Jimmy" Scanlon Hopkins Fire Department Hopkins, Minnesota Nov 4, 2022
Juan Wilson Baltimore City Fire Department Baltimore, Maryland Oct 30, 2022
Alex Moss Upper Saddle River Fire Department Upper Saddle River, New Jersey Oct 30, 2022
Kevin G. May Westwood Fire Department Westwood, New Jersey Oct 24, 2022
Kenneth R. Sott Summerville Fire & Rescue Summerville, South Carolina Oct 17, 2022
Brendan Torres Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department Dalhart, Texas Oct 4, 2022
Curtis Brown Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department Dalhart, Texas Oct 4, 2022
Michael Moody Purdum Rural Fire District Purdum, Nebraska Oct 2, 2022