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Summary Incident Report

Report dates:
Jan 2, 2017 to Dec 26, 2017
Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities:
93
Count of Hometown Heroes:
17
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Firefighter classifications

48.4%
45 Volunteer
38.7%
36 Career
3.2%
3 Part-Time (Paid)
3.2%
3 Wildland Full-Time
2.2%
2 Paid-on-Call
2.2%
2 Wildland Part-Time
2.2%
2 Wildland Contract
Number of multiple firefighter fatality incidents: 1
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with wildland incidents: 7

Type of duty

21.5%
20 After
20.4%
19 On-Scene Fire
17.2%
16 Other On-Duty
15.1%
14 On-Scene Non-Fire
12.9%
12 Training
7.5%
7 Responding
5.4%
5 Returning
Percent of fatalities related to emergency duty: 49.5%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with suspicious/incendiary incidents: 3

Type of incident

45.2%
42 Not Incident-Related
19.4%
18 Structure Fire
15.1%
14 Motor Vehicle Accident
10.8%
10 Wildland
2.2%
2 Outside Fire
2.2%
2 Weather/Disaster Response
2.2%
2 Unknown
1.1%
1 Emergency Medical Services
1.1%
1 Hazmat
1.1%
1 Other

Cause of fatal injury

58.1%
54 Stress/Overexertion
14%
13 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
14%
13 Struck By
6.5%
6 Other
2.2%
2 Fall
2.2%
2 Caught or Trapped
1.1%
1 Collapse
1.1%
1 Lost
1.1%
1 Exposure

Nature of fatal injury

55.9%
52 Heart Attack
31.2%
29 Trauma
6.5%
6 Other
2.2%
2 Asphyxiation
2.2%
2 Burns
2.2%
2 Cerebrovascular Accident

Age of firefighter when the fatal injury was sustained

1.1%
1 (Under 21)
1.1%
1 (21 to 25)
5.4%
5 (26 to 30)
16.1%
15 (31 to 40)
18.3%
17 (41 to 50)
35.5%
33 (51 to 60)
22.6%
21 (61 and Over)
0%
0 (Unknown)
Percent of firefighter fatalities age 40 and under: 23.7%

Type of activity

22.7%
20 Not On Scene
13.6%
12 Other
11.4%
10 Scene Safety
10.2%
9 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
5.7%
5 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
5.7%
5 Incident Command
4.5%
4 In-Station Duties
3.4%
3 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
3.4%
3 Search and Rescue
3.4%
3 Fitness Activity
3.4%
3 Water Supply
2.3%
2 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
2.3%
2 Pump Operations
2.3%
2 Unknown
1.1%
1 Standby
1.1%
1 Setup
1.1%
1 Ventilation
1.1%
1 Support
1.1%
1 EMS/Patient Care

Time of fatal injury

3.2%
3 01:00-02:59
3.2%
3 03:00-04:59
3.2%
3 05:00-06:59
5.4%
5 07:00-08:59
11.8%
11 09:00-10:59
5.4%
5 11:00-12:59
10.8%
10 13:00-14:59
10.8%
10 15:00-16:59
12.9%
12 17:00-18:59
6.5%
6 19:00-20:59
8.6%
8 21:00-22:59
5.4%
5 23:00-00:59
12.9%
12 Unknown

Month of the year

14%
13 December
11.8%
11 February
10.8%
10 April
9.7%
9 March
8.6%
8 May
8.6%
8 July
8.6%
8 August
6.5%
6 June
6.5%
6 October
5.4%
5 January
5.4%
5 November
4.3%
4 September

Firefighter fatalities by state by location of fire service organization

4.3%
4 Alabama
1.1%
1 Arizona
2.2%
2 Arkansas
12.9%
12 California
2.2%
2 Florida
3.2%
3 Georgia
2.2%
2 Illinois
5.4%
5 Indiana
3.2%
3 Iowa
1.1%
1 Kansas
2.2%
2 Kentucky
1.1%
1 Louisiana
2.2%
2 Maryland
3.2%
3 Massachusetts
3.2%
3 Michigan
1.1%
1 Minnesota
3.2%
3 Mississippi
3.2%
3 Missouri
2.2%
2 Montana
5.4%
5 New Jersey
1.1%
1 New Mexico
7.5%
7 New York
2.2%
2 North Carolina
2.2%
2 Ohio
2.2%
2 Oklahoma
1.1%
1 Oregon
5.4%
5 Pennsylvania
1.1%
1 South Carolina
1.1%
1 South Dakota
6.5%
6 Texas
1.1%
1 Virginia
1.1%
1 Washington
2.2%
2 Wisconsin
1.1%
1 Wyoming