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Summary Incident Report

Report dates:
Nov 11, 1990 to Jan 1, 2021
Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities:
27
Count of Hometown Heroes:
1
Data filters that contributed to this report
Gender Male

Firefighter classifications

92.6%
25 Career
7.4%
2 Volunteer
Number of multiple firefighter fatality incidents: 1
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with wildland incidents: 0

Type of duty

38.5%
10 On-Scene Fire
23.1%
6 On-Scene Non-Fire
15.4%
4 Other On-Duty
11.5%
3 After
7.7%
2 Training
3.8%
1 Responding
Percent of fatalities related to emergency duty: 63%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with suspicious/incendiary incidents: 3

Type of incident

36.4%
8 Wildland
22.7%
5 Not Incident-Related
18.2%
4 Structure Fire
9.1%
2 Other
9.1%
2 Emergency Medical Services
4.5%
1 Technical Rescue

Cause of fatal injury

22.2%
6 Stress/Overexertion
18.5%
5 Struck By
14.8%
4 Fall
14.8%
4 Exposure
11.1%
3 Caught or Trapped
11.1%
3 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
3.7%
1 Other
3.7%
1 Collapse

Nature of fatal injury

48.1%
13 Trauma
29.6%
8 Heart Attack
7.4%
2 Burns
7.4%
2 Asphyxiation
7.4%
2 Other

Age of firefighter when the fatal injury was sustained

0%
0 (Under 21)
7.4%
2 (21 to 25)
7.4%
2 (26 to 30)
29.6%
8 (31 to 40)
29.6%
8 (41 to 50)
18.5%
5 (51 to 60)
7.4%
2 (61 and Over)
0%
0 (Unknown)
Percent of firefighter fatalities age 40 and under: 44.4%

Type of activity

23.8%
5 EMS/Patient Care
19%
4 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
14.3%
3 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
14.3%
3 Other
9.5%
2 Not On Scene
4.8%
1 Salvage and Overhaul
4.8%
1 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
4.8%
1 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
4.8%
1 Fitness Activity

Time of fatal injury

3.7%
1 01:00-02:59
0%
0 03:00-04:59
7.4%
2 05:00-06:59
3.7%
1 07:00-08:59
11.1%
3 09:00-10:59
0%
0 11:00-12:59
14.8%
4 13:00-14:59
0%
0 15:00-16:59
0%
0 17:00-18:59
0%
0 19:00-20:59
3.7%
1 21:00-22:59
7.4%
2 23:00-00:59
48.1%
13 Unknown

Month of the year

25.9%
7 March
25.9%
7 August
11.1%
3 January
11.1%
3 July
7.4%
2 February
7.4%
2 April
3.7%
1 November
3.7%
1 September
3.7%
1 June

Firefighter fatalities by state by location of fire service organization

100%
22 California