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|
|Matthew Beck||CAL FIRE||Sacramento, California||May 25, 2017|
|Brian Massey||Kern County Fire Department||Bakersfield, California||May 20, 2017|
|Darrell L. Plank||Macon County Fire Rescue||Montezuma, Georgia||May 23, 2017|
|Roger D. Johns||Eagle Rock Volunteer Fire and Rescue – Botetourt County||Fincastle, Virginia||May 19, 2017|
|Scott Deem||San Antonio Fire Department||San Antonio, Texas||May 18, 2017|
|John Chester||Whitfield County Fire Department||Dalton, Georgia||May 18, 2017|
|James F. Dorminy||Reedy Creek Emergency Services||Lake Buena Vista, Florida||May 18, 2017|
|James “Dewon” Wells||Montgomery County Fire/EMS||Mount Sterling, Kentucky||May 6, 2017|
|William F. Gerace||Gibbsboro Fire Company No.1 Inc.||Gibbsboro, New Jersey||Apr 28, 2017|
|Jerome Boyd||Los Angeles Fire Department||Los Angeles, California||Apr 28, 2017|
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.