Summary incident report

Report Dates: Mar 28, 1994 to Jan 6, 2019
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 391
Count of Hometown Heroes: 1

Firefighter Classifications

99.2%
 
388 Career
0.77%
 
3 Industrial
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 8
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 0

Type of Duty

98.2%
 
383 On-Scene Fire
0.77%
 
3 On-Scene Non-Fire
0.51%
 
2 Training
0.26%
 
1 After
0.26%
 
1 Other On-Duty
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 98.7%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 345

Type of Incident

98.6%
 
360 Structure Fire
0.55%
 
2 Not Incident-Related
0.27%
 
1 Other
0.27%
 
1 Hazmat
0.27%
 
1 Motor Vehicle Accident

Cause of Fatal Injury

89%
 
348 Collapse
3.1%
 
12 Caught or Trapped
3.1%
 
12 Stress/Overexertion
1.5%
 
6 Exposure
1.3%
 
5 Fall
1%
 
4 Struck By
0.77%
 
3 Lost
0.26%
 
1 Out of Air

Nature of Fatal Injury

90.5%
 
353 Trauma
4.6%
 
18 Asphyxiation
2.6%
 
10 Heart Attack
1.5%
 
6 Burns
0.26%
 
1 Crushed
0.26%
 
1 Other
0.26%
 
1 Cerebrovascular Accident

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

0%
 
0 (Under 21)
1%
 
4 (21 to 25)
1.5%
 
6 (26 to 30)
4.1%
 
16 (31 to 40)
5.4%
 
21 (41 to 50)
0.5%
 
2 (51 to 60)
0.3%
 
1 (61 and Over)
87.2%
 
341 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 52%

Type of Activity

92.6%
 
361 Search and Rescue
3.8%
 
15 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
1.3%
 
5 Ventilation
0.77%
 
3 In-Station Duties
0.51%
 
2 Other
0.26%
 
1 Salvage and Overhaul
0.26%
 
1 Water Supply
0.26%
 
1 Incident Command
0.26%
 
1 Extrication

Time of Fatal Injury

0%
 
01:00-02:59
0%
 
03:00-04:59
0.3%
 
05:00-06:59
0.5%
 
07:00-08:59
88.5%
 
346 09:00-10:59
1%
 
11:00-12:59
1.8%
 
13:00-14:59
1.5%
 
15:00-16:59
0.3%
 
17:00-18:59
1%
 
19:00-20:59
0.5%
 
21:00-22:59
0.8%
 
23:00-00:59
3.8%
 
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Month of the Year

88.7%
 
347 September
2.3%
 
9 January
1.5%
 
6 June
1.5%
 
6 August
1.3%
 
5 December
1%
 
4 March
1%
 
4 April
1%
 
4 November
0.77%
 
3 July
0.51%
 
2 October
0.26%
 
1 February

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

100%
 
365 New York