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Summary Incident Report

Report dates:
Jan 28, 1994 to Nov 21, 2020
Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities:
8
Count of Hometown Heroes:
0
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Firefighter classifications

100%
8 Career
Number of multiple firefighter fatality incidents: 1
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with wildland incidents: 0

Type of duty

50%
4 On-Scene Fire
25%
2 On-Scene Non-Fire
12.5%
1 Responding
12.5%
1 Other On-Duty
Percent of fatalities related to emergency duty: 87.5%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with suspicious/incendiary incidents: 3

Type of incident

66.7%
4 Structure Fire
16.7%
1 Not Incident-Related
16.7%
1 Emergency Medical Services

Cause of fatal injury

37.5%
3 Stress/Overexertion
25%
2 Collapse
12.5%
1 Caught or Trapped
12.5%
1 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
12.5%
1 Exposure

Nature of fatal injury

37.5%
3 Heart Attack
25%
2 Crushed
12.5%
1 Asphyxiation
12.5%
1 Trauma
12.5%
1 Covid-19

Age of firefighter when the fatal injury was sustained

0%
0 (Under 21)
0%
0 (21 to 25)
0%
0 (26 to 30)
12.5%
1 (31 to 40)
37.5%
3 (41 to 50)
50%
4 (51 to 60)
0%
0 (61 and Over)
0%
0 (Unknown)
Percent of firefighter fatalities age 40 and under: 12.5%

Type of activity

25%
2 EMS/Patient Care
25%
2 Setup
12.5%
1 Incident Command
12.5%
1 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
12.5%
1 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
12.5%
1 Fitness Activity

Time of fatal injury

0%
0 01:00-02:59
0%
0 03:00-04:59
0%
0 05:00-06:59
12.5%
1 07:00-08:59
12.5%
1 09:00-10:59
12.5%
1 11:00-12:59
0%
0 13:00-14:59
0%
0 15:00-16:59
25%
2 17:00-18:59
25%
2 19:00-20:59
0%
0 21:00-22:59
0%
0 23:00-00:59
12.5%
1 Unknown

Month of the year

25%
2 January
25%
2 October
12.5%
1 December
12.5%
1 September
12.5%
1 March
12.5%
1 November

Firefighter fatalities by state by location of fire service organization

100%
6 Missouri