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|
|Michael F. Cherubini||Hague Volunteer Fire Department||Hague, New York||Jul 4, 2018|
|Cory Barr||Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department||Sun Prairie, Wisconsin||Jul 10, 2018|
|Michael Goodnight||West Liberty Fire Department||Salisbury, North Carolina||Jul 4, 2018|
|Benny Hutchins||Philadelphia Fire Department||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Jun 27, 2018|
|Devon Coney||Austin Fire Department||Austin, Texas||Jun 26, 2018|
|Joe Patterson||Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District||Greenfield, Ohio||Jun 24, 2018|
|David R. Rosa||Long Beach Fire Department||Long Beach, California||Jun 25, 2018|
|William Moore IV||Amelia County Volunteer Fire Department – Station 1||Amelia Court House, Virginia||Jun 14, 2018|
|Douglas C. Ambrozewycz||Perth Amboy Fire Department||Perth Amboy, New Jersey||Jun 10, 2018|
|Richard “Andy” Loller, Jr.||Weatherford Fire Department||Weatherford, Texas||Jun 10, 2018|
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.