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Summary Incident Report

Report dates:
Nov 11, 1990 to Feb 9, 2022
Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities:
30
Count of Hometown Heroes:
1
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Firefighter classifications

93.3%
28 Career
6.7%
2 Volunteer
Number of multiple firefighter fatality incidents: 1
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with wildland incidents: 0

Type of duty

37.9%
11 On-Scene Fire
20.7%
6 Other On-Duty
20.7%
6 On-Scene Non-Fire
10.3%
3 After
6.9%
2 Training
3.4%
1 Responding
Percent of fatalities related to emergency duty: 63.3%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with suspicious/incendiary incidents: 3

Type of incident

32%
8 Wildland
24%
6 Not Incident-Related
20%
5 Structure Fire
12%
3 Other
8%
2 Emergency Medical Services
4%
1 Technical Rescue

Cause of fatal injury

23.3%
7 Stress/Overexertion
16.7%
5 Struck By
13.3%
4 Fall
13.3%
4 Exposure
10%
3 Caught or Trapped
10%
3 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
3.3%
1 Other
3.3%
1 Collapse
3.3%
1 Assault
3.3%
1 Unknown

Nature of fatal injury

43.3%
13 Trauma
30%
9 Heart Attack
6.7%
2 Burns
6.7%
2 Asphyxiation
6.7%
2 Covid-19
3.3%
1 Violence
3.3%
1 Unknown

Age of firefighter when the fatal injury was sustained

0%
0 (Under 21)
6.7%
2 (21 to 25)
6.7%
2 (26 to 30)
26.7%
8 (31 to 40)
36.7%
11 (41 to 50)
16.7%
5 (51 to 60)
6.7%
2 (61 and Over)
0%
0 (Unknown)
Percent of firefighter fatalities age 40 and under: 40%

Type of activity

20.8%
5 EMS/Patient Care
16.7%
4 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
16.7%
4 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
12.5%
3 Other
8.3%
2 Not On Scene
8.3%
2 In-Station Duties
4.2%
1 Salvage and Overhaul
4.2%
1 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
4.2%
1 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
4.2%
1 Fitness Activity

Time of fatal injury

6.7%
2 01:00-02:59
0%
0 03:00-04:59
6.7%
2 05:00-06:59
3.3%
1 07:00-08:59
13.3%
4 09:00-10:59
0%
0 11:00-12:59
13.3%
4 13:00-14:59
0%
0 15:00-16:59
0%
0 17:00-18:59
0%
0 19:00-20:59
6.7%
2 21:00-22:59
6.7%
2 23:00-00:59
43.3%
13 Unknown

Month of the year

23.3%
7 March
23.3%
7 August
13.3%
4 January
10%
3 July
10%
3 February
6.7%
2 April
6.7%
2 June
3.3%
1 November
3.3%
1 September

Firefighter fatalities by state by location of fire service organization

100%
25 California