Summary incident report

Report Dates: Feb 24, 1991 to Mar 20, 2019
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 27
Count of Hometown Heroes: 1

Firefighter Classifications

100%
 
27 Career
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 4
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 0

Type of Duty

77.8%
 
21 On-Scene Fire
11.1%
 
3 Other On-Duty
7.4%
 
2 Training
3.7%
 
1 After
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 63%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 0

Type of Incident

68.4%
 
13 Structure Fire
31.6%
 
6 Not Incident-Related

Cause of Fatal Injury

33.3%
 
9 Stress/Overexertion
29.6%
 
8 Caught or Trapped
14.8%
 
4 Collapse
11.1%
 
3 Fall
7.4%
 
2 Exposure
3.7%
 
1 Unknown

Nature of Fatal Injury

44.4%
 
12 Asphyxiation
25.9%
 
7 Heart Attack
11.1%
 
3 Trauma
7.4%
 
2 Burns
7.4%
 
2 Cerebrovascular Accident
3.7%
 
1 Unknown

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

0%
 
0 (Under 21)
3.7%
 
1 (21 to 25)
7.4%
 
2 (26 to 30)
3.7%
 
1 (31 to 40)
59.3%
 
16 (41 to 50)
22.2%
 
6 (51 to 60)
3.7%
 
1 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 14.8%

Type of Activity

51.9%
 
14 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
18.5%
 
5 Ventilation
7.4%
 
2 Other
7.4%
 
2 Salvage and Overhaul
7.4%
 
2 In-Station Duties
3.7%
 
1 Not On Scene
3.7%
 
1 Fitness Activity

Time of Fatal Injury

7.4%
 
01:00-02:59
22.2%
 
03:00-04:59
3.7%
 
05:00-06:59
7.4%
 
07:00-08:59
0%
 
09:00-10:59
0%
 
11:00-12:59
3.7%
 
13:00-14:59
0%
 
15:00-16:59
3.7%
 
17:00-18:59
18.5%
 
19:00-20:59
0%
 
21:00-22:59
0%
 
23:00-00:59
33.3%
 
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Month of the Year

18.5%
 
5 January
14.8%
 
4 February
11.1%
 
3 October
11.1%
 
3 April
7.4%
 
2 December
7.4%
 
2 May
7.4%
 
2 July
7.4%
 
2 August
3.7%
 
1 November
3.7%
 
1 September
3.7%
 
1 June
3.7%
 
1 March

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

100%
 
19 Pennsylvania