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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 Location Date of death
Andrew Orphanoudakis Hardeeville Fire Department Hardeeville, South Carolina Oct 3, 2021
Mark Gillam Elwood Fire Department Elwood, Indiana Oct 3, 2021
Kelly W. Frye City of Cumberland Fire Department Cumberland, Maryland Sep 29, 2021
Joseph "Joey" Wright Nichols Fire Protection District Shepherdsville, Kentucky Sep 24, 2021
David Hackett Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services Brooksville, Florida Sep 25, 2021
Randy Miner Mary Ann Township Fire Department Newark, Ohio Sep 26, 2021
Robert Liguez Alice Fire Department Alice, Texas Sep 17, 2021
Carl F. Kleinman South Point Volunteer Fire Department South Point, Ohio Sep 15, 2021
Frank D. Duff, Jr. Columbus Division of Fire Columbus, Ohio Sep 19, 2021
Aaron "Scott" Chassells North Little Rock Fire Department North Little Rock, Arkansas Sep 18, 2021