Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jun 27, 1990 to Jul 29, 2019
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 25
Count of Hometown Heroes: 0

Firefighter Classifications

29.2%
 
7 Career
25%
 
6 Wildland Contract
20.8%
 
5 Wildland Part-Time
16.7%
 
4 Wildland Full-Time
8.3%
 
2 Volunteer
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 2
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 15

Type of Duty

72%
 
18 On-Scene Fire
20%
 
5 Other On-Duty
8%
 
2 Training
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 64%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 0

Type of Incident

79.2%
 
19 Wildland
12.5%
 
3 Not Incident-Related
4.2%
 
1 Outside Fire
4.2%
 
1 Other

Cause of Fatal Injury

33.3%
 
8 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
25%
 
6 Struck By
12.5%
 
3 Caught or Trapped
12.5%
 
3 Stress/Overexertion
8.3%
 
2 Exposure
4.2%
 
1 Other
4.2%
 
1 Unknown

Nature of Fatal Injury

62.5%
 
15 Trauma
16.7%
 
4 Burns
12.5%
 
3 Heart Attack
4.2%
 
1 Asphyxiation
4.2%
 
1 Unknown

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

4%
 
1 (Under 21)
12%
 
3 (21 to 25)
8%
 
2 (26 to 30)
24%
 
6 (31 to 40)
12%
 
3 (41 to 50)
16%
 
4 (51 to 60)
16%
 
4 (61 and Over)
8%
 
2 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 52.2%

Type of Activity

30%
 
6 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
25%
 
5 Other
20%
 
4 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
10%
 
2 Support
5%
 
1 Search and Rescue
5%
 
1 Not On Scene
5%
 
1 Scene Safety

Time of Fatal Injury

4%
 
01:00-02:59
0%
 
03:00-04:59
4%
 
05:00-06:59
0%
 
07:00-08:59
16%
 
09:00-10:59
0%
 
11:00-12:59
8%
 
13:00-14:59
8%
 
15:00-16:59
12%
 
17:00-18:59
4%
 
19:00-20:59
0%
 
21:00-22:59
4%
 
23:00-00:59
40%
 
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Month of the Year

20%
 
5 July
16%
 
4 September
16%
 
4 October
12%
 
3 June
12%
 
3 August
8%
 
2 April
4%
 
1 March
4%
 
1 February
4%
 
1 May
4%
 
1 December

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

100%
 
24 California