Firefighter fatalities in the United States


Firefighter fatalities
reported in 2019

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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.

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Recently reported firefighter fatalities

Includes provisional information

Name Fire Department City, State Date of Death
Darryl Rollins North Amityville Volunteer Fire Company Amityville, New York Nov 20, 2019
Jason Menard Worcester Fire Department Worcester, Massachusetts Nov 13, 2019
John Sing Boys Town Fire & Rescue Boys Town, Nebraska Nov 11, 2019
Dwain S. Bradshaw Escambia County Fire Rescue Pensacola, Florida Nov 6, 2019
Brian Serdynski Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department Union Grove, Wisconsin Nov 2, 2019
Alex Graham DC Fire and EMS Department Washington, District of Columbia Oct 27, 2019
Michael Johnston Equality Volunteer Fire Department Equality, Alabama Oct 18, 2019
Robert H. Bush Homer Fire Department Homer, New York Oct 19, 2019
Steven P. Henderson Louise Volunteer Fire Department Louise, Texas Oct 12, 2019
Greg Garza San Antonio Fire Department San Antonio, Texas Oct 15, 2019
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More resources on firefighter fatalities

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.