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.
Includes provisional information
|Name||Fire Department||City, State||Date of Death|
|Tracy O. Sanders||Mount Olive Volunteer Fire Department||Ohatchee, Alabama||Jan 13, 2017|
|Donald “Sarge” L. Brenner, Jr.||Speedwell Engine and Hose Company||Lebanon, Pennsylvania||Jan 4, 2017|
|Amy Dimmery||Marion Rural Fire Department||Marion, South Carolina||Jan 2, 2017|
|Donald “Reid” Key II||Whispering Pines Fire Rescue Department||Whispering Pines, North Carolina||Dec 27, 2016|
|Fred A. Newton, Sr.||Somerset Township Fire Department and EMS||Somerset Center, Michigan||Dec 27, 2016|
|Richard Rehm||McCordsville Volunteer Fire Department||McCordsville, Indiana||Dec 24, 2016|
|Arthur “Art” Brault||Cumberland Head Volunteer Fire Department||Plattsburgh, New York||Dec 20, 2016|
|Ray Rubio||Redmond Smokejumpers - Redmond Air Center Deschutes National Forest||Redmond, Oregon||Dec 19, 2016|
|Ruben E. Mast||Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department||Dundee, Ohio||Dec 19, 2016|
|Jeffery A. Worsham||Whitesville Rural Volunteer Fire Department||Moncks Corner, South Carolina||Dec 10, 2016|
Firefighter Autopsy Protocol PDF 2.6 MB
This protocol helps with the analysis of causes related to firefighter deaths, which can aid in the development of improved firefighter health and safety equipment, procedures and standards. It also helps determine eligibility for death benefits under the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
The Foundation provides peer counseling, training and technical assistance for families and coworkers of firefighters who were killed in the line of duty. It also creates publications and reference materials that can be used to build public awareness for the many contributions made by members of the fire service.
Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program
The Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program provides benefits to survivors of fallen firefighters, emergency medical services members and other first responders. The Program also provides disability benefits for public safety officers who are permanently disabled following an injury while in the line of duty.