Summary incident report

Report Dates: Nov 24, 1993 to May 28, 2018
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 23
Count of Hometown Heroes: 2

Firefighter Classifications

100%
 
23 Career
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 2
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 0

Type of Duty

47.8%
 
11 On-Scene Fire
13%
 
3 Responding
13%
 
3 On-Scene Non-Fire
8.7%
 
2 Training
8.7%
 
2 After
4.3%
 
1 Other On-Duty
4.3%
 
1 Returning
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 78.3%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 0

Type of Incident

58.3%
 
7 Structure Fire
25%
 
3 Not Incident-Related
8.3%
 
1 Other
8.3%
 
1 Technical Rescue

Cause of Fatal Injury

34.8%
 
8 Stress/Overexertion
26.1%
 
6 Caught or Trapped
13%
 
3 Fall
13%
 
3 Struck By
8.7%
 
2 Collapse
4.3%
 
1 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft

Nature of Fatal Injury

30.4%
 
7 Trauma
30.4%
 
7 Heart Attack
21.7%
 
5 Asphyxiation
8.7%
 
2 Crushed
4.3%
 
1 Drowning
4.3%
 
1 Cerebrovascular Accident

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

0%
 
0 (Under 21)
0%
 
0 (21 to 25)
0%
 
0 (26 to 30)
34.8%
 
8 (31 to 40)
30.4%
 
7 (41 to 50)
26.1%
 
6 (51 to 60)
8.7%
 
2 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 34.8%

Type of Activity

27.3%
 
6 Other
22.7%
 
5 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
13.6%
 
3 Search and Rescue
9.1%
 
2 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
4.5%
 
1 Water Supply
4.5%
 
1 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
4.5%
 
1 Ventilation
4.5%
 
1 Unknown
4.5%
 
1 In-Station Duties
4.5%
 
1 Not On Scene

Time of Fatal Injury

8.7%
 
01:00-02:59
0%
 
03:00-04:59
8.7%
 
05:00-06:59
8.7%
 
07:00-08:59
0%
 
09:00-10:59
4.3%
 
11:00-12:59
8.7%
 
13:00-14:59
0%
 
15:00-16:59
4.3%
 
17:00-18:59
4.3%
 
19:00-20:59
8.7%
 
21:00-22:59
4.3%
 
23:00-00:59
39.1%
 
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Month of the Year

26.1%
 
6 December
17.4%
 
4 November
13%
 
3 August
8.7%
 
2 March
8.7%
 
2 February
8.7%
 
2 May
4.3%
 
1 September
4.3%
 
1 June
4.3%
 
1 April
4.3%
 
1 January

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

100%
 
12 Illinois