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|
|Alec Tannenbaum||Vails Gate Fire Department||Vails Gate, New York||Aug 4, 2020|
|Steven Splan||Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety||Bloomfield Hills, Michigan||Aug 2, 2020|
|Gerardo "Jerry" Pacheco||Houston Fire Department||Houston, Texas||Aug 3, 2020|
|Leroy Lucio||Houston Fire Department||Houston, Texas||Jul 20, 2020|
|Justin Robinson||Haralson County Fire Department||Buchanan, Georgia||Jul 21, 2020|
|Jason Cuffee||Charleston Fire Department||Charleston, West Virginia||Jul 20, 2020|
|Ron Wehlage, Jr.||De Soto Rural Fire Protection District||De Soto, Missouri||Jun 30, 2020|
|Russell K. Roberson||Iaeger Volunteer Fire Department||Iaeger, West Virginia||Jun 21, 2020|
|Klayton Manning||Southeast Caldwell County Volunteer Fire Department||Luling, Texas||Jun 9, 2020|
|Joshua MacDonald||Berthoud Fire Protection District||Berthoud, Colorado||Apr 17, 2020|
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.