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Firefighter fatalities in the United States

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.


Firefighter fatalities in 2021

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Recent firefighter fatalities

Includes provisional information
Name Fire Department City, State Date of Death
Ronald "Ronnie" G. Spitzer Rocky Top Fire Department Rocky Top, Tennessee Jan 13, 2021
Danny Watkins San Benito Fire Department San Benito, Texas Jan 12, 2021
Lloyd Losinger Ocean City-Wright Fire Control District Fort Walton Beach, Florida Jan 6, 2021
Leonard L. Coney Shreveport Fire Department Shreveport, Louisiana Jan 6, 2021
Mark "Dewey" E. Kulp Reading Department of Fire and Rescue Services Reading, Pennsylvania Jan 5, 2021
Ronald S. Perry East Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department Bristol, Tennessee Dec 17, 2020
Donald Beauchene Warren City Fire Department Warren, Ohio Nov 17, 2020
John H. Clift Rural Metro Fire Department Knoxville, Tennessee Jan 2, 2021
Roland Brooks Grant Township Fire Department Rothbury, Michigan Dec 20, 2020
Stephen Sunday City of Scranton Bureau of Fire Scranton, Pennsylvania Dec 29, 2020