Summary incident report

Report Dates: Dec 4, 1996 to Sep 21, 2019
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 22
Count of Hometown Heroes: 1

Firefighter Classifications

86.4%
 
19 Career
9.1%
 
2 Volunteer
4.5%
 
1 Industrial
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 3
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 0

Type of Duty

72.7%
 
16 On-Scene Fire
18.2%
 
4 Training
9.1%
 
2 Other On-Duty
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 72.7%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 0

Type of Incident

70.6%
 
12 Structure Fire
23.5%
 
4 Not Incident-Related
5.9%
 
1 Other

Cause of Fatal Injury

45.5%
 
10 Caught or Trapped
27.3%
 
6 Stress/Overexertion
9.1%
 
2 Collapse
4.5%
 
1 Other
4.5%
 
1 Lost
4.5%
 
1 Exposure
4.5%
 
1 Unknown

Nature of Fatal Injury

36.4%
 
8 Asphyxiation
13.6%
 
3 Heart Attack
13.6%
 
3 Burns
9.1%
 
2 Cerebrovascular Accident
9.1%
 
2 Heat Exhaustion
9.1%
 
2 Other
4.5%
 
1 Crushed
4.5%
 
1 Unknown

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

0%
 
0 (Under 21)
4.5%
 
1 (21 to 25)
18.2%
 
4 (26 to 30)
45.5%
 
10 (31 to 40)
27.3%
 
6 (41 to 50)
4.5%
 
1 (51 to 60)
0%
 
0 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 68.2%

Type of Activity

54.5%
 
12 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
13.6%
 
3 Search and Rescue
9.1%
 
2 Other
9.1%
 
2 Not On Scene
4.5%
 
1 Fitness Activity
4.5%
 
1 Incident Command
4.5%
 
1 In-Station Duties

Time of Fatal Injury

0%
 
01:00-02:59
4.5%
 
03:00-04:59
18.2%
 
05:00-06:59
13.6%
 
07:00-08:59
4.5%
 
09:00-10:59
27.3%
 
11:00-12:59
0%
 
13:00-14:59
0%
 
15:00-16:59
9.1%
 
17:00-18:59
0%
 
19:00-20:59
0%
 
21:00-22:59
9.1%
 
23:00-00:59
13.6%
 
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Month of the Year

22.7%
 
5 May
18.2%
 
4 February
18.2%
 
4 April
13.6%
 
3 March
9.1%
 
2 December
4.5%
 
1 October
4.5%
 
1 July
4.5%
 
1 November
4.5%
 
1 September

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

100%
 
17 Texas