Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jun 27, 1990 to Jul 27, 2018
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 24
Count of Hometown Heroes: 0

Firefighter Classifications

30.4%
 
7 Career
26.1%
 
6 Wildland Contract
17.4%
 
4 Wildland Full-Time
17.4%
 
4 Wildland Part-Time
8.7%
 
2 Volunteer
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 2
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 14

Type of Duty

75%
 
18 On-Scene Fire
20.8%
 
5 Other On-Duty
4.2%
 
1 Training
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 66.7%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 0

Type of Incident

82.6%
 
19 Wildland
13%
 
3 Not Incident-Related
4.3%
 
1 Outside Fire

Cause of Fatal Injury

34.8%
 
8 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
26.1%
 
6 Struck By
13%
 
3 Caught or Trapped
13%
 
3 Stress/Overexertion
8.7%
 
2 Exposure
4.3%
 
1 Other

Nature of Fatal Injury

65.2%
 
15 Trauma
17.4%
 
4 Burns
13%
 
3 Heart Attack
4.3%
 
1 Asphyxiation

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

4.2%
 
1 (Under 21)
12.5%
 
3 (21 to 25)
4.2%
 
1 (26 to 30)
25%
 
6 (31 to 40)
12.5%
 
3 (41 to 50)
16.7%
 
4 (51 to 60)
16.7%
 
4 (61 and Over)
8.3%
 
2 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 50%

Type of Activity

31.6%
 
6 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
21.1%
 
4 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
21.1%
 
4 Other
10.5%
 
2 Support
5.3%
 
1 Search and Rescue
5.3%
 
1 Not On Scene
5.3%
 
1 Scene Safety

Time of Fatal Injury

4.2%
 
01:00-02:59
0%
 
03:00-04:59
4.2%
 
05:00-06:59
0%
 
07:00-08:59
16.7%
 
09:00-10:59
0%
 
11:00-12:59
8.3%
 
13:00-14:59
8.3%
 
15:00-16:59
12.5%
 
17:00-18:59
4.2%
 
19:00-20:59
0%
 
21:00-22:59
4.2%
 
23:00-00:59
37.5%
 
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Month of the Year

16.7%
 
4 September
16.7%
 
4 October
16.7%
 
4 July
12.5%
 
3 June
12.5%
 
3 August
8.3%
 
2 April
4.2%
 
1 March
4.2%
 
1 February
4.2%
 
1 May
4.2%
 
1 December

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

100%
 
23 California