Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 2, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 84
Count of Hometown Heroes: 14

Firefighter Classifications

48.8%
 
41 Volunteer
39.3%
 
33 Career
3.6%
 
3 Part-Time (Paid)
2.4%
 
2 Paid-on-Call
2.4%
 
2 Wildland Full-Time
2.4%
 
2 Wildland Contract
1.2%
 
1 Wildland Part-Time
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 2
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 5

Type of Duty

36.9%
 
31 On-Scene Fire
22.6%
 
19 Other On-Duty
17.9%
 
15 On-Scene Non-Fire
10.7%
 
9 Training
10.7%
 
9 Responding
1.2%
 
1 Returning
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 50%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 0

Type of Incident

29.8%
 
25 Not Incident-Related
22.6%
 
19 Structure Fire
15.5%
 
13 Motor Vehicle Accident
13.1%
 
11 Wildland
4.8%
 
4 Emergency Medical Services
3.6%
 
3 Hazmat
3.6%
 
3 False Alarm
2.4%
 
2 Technical Rescue
1.2%
 
1 Other
1.2%
 
1 Outside Fire
1.2%
 
1 Rescue/Extrication
1.2%
 
1 Vehicle Fire

Cause of Fatal Injury

44%
 
37 Stress/Overexertion
15.5%
 
13 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
11.9%
 
10 Struck By
11.9%
 
10 Other
8.3%
 
7 Collapse
4.8%
 
4 Caught or Trapped
1.2%
 
1 Fall
1.2%
 
1 Lost
1.2%
 
1 Unknown

Nature of Fatal Injury

36.9%
 
31 Heart Attack
26.2%
 
22 Trauma
11.9%
 
10 Other
8.3%
 
7 Asphyxiation
4.8%
 
4 Unknown
3.6%
 
3 Crushed
3.6%
 
3 Burns
3.6%
 
3 Cerebrovascular Accident
1.2%
 
1 Violence

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

3.6%
 
3 (Under 21)
1.2%
 
1 (21 to 25)
6%
 
5 (26 to 30)
22.6%
 
19 (31 to 40)
23.8%
 
20 (41 to 50)
19%
 
16 (51 to 60)
23.8%
 
20 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 33.3%

Type of Activity

21.4%
 
18 Not On Scene
15.5%
 
13 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
13.1%
 
11 Other
9.5%
 
8 Unknown
6%
 
5 Support
6%
 
5 Responding
4.8%
 
4 Incident Command
4.8%
 
4 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
3.6%
 
3 In-Station Duties
3.6%
 
3 Scene Safety
2.4%
 
2 Water Supply
2.4%
 
2 Fitness Activity
2.4%
 
2 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
1.2%
 
1 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
1.2%
 
1 Search and Rescue
1.2%
 
1 Extrication
1.2%
 
1 Ventilation

Time of Fatal Injury

2.4%
 
01:00-02:59
3.6%
 
03:00-04:59
4.8%
 
05:00-06:59
10.7%
 
07:00-08:59
8.3%
 
09:00-10:59
4.8%
 
11:00-12:59
9.5%
 
13:00-14:59
7.1%
 
15:00-16:59
16.7%
 
14 17:00-18:59
9.5%
 
19:00-20:59
7.1%
 
21:00-22:59
8.3%
 
23:00-00:59
7.1%
 
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Month of the Year

15.5%
 
13 March
11.9%
 
10 April
10.7%
 
9 June
10.7%
 
9 July
8.3%
 
7 October
8.3%
 
7 December
7.1%
 
6 August
6%
 
5 January
6%
 
5 February
6%
 
5 November
4.8%
 
4 May
4.8%
 
4 September

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

1.2%
 
1 Arizona
8.3%
 
7 California
1.2%
 
1 Florida
6%
 
5 Georgia
1.2%
 
1 Illinois
1.2%
 
1 Indiana
1.2%
 
1 Iowa
1.2%
 
1 Kansas
1.2%
 
1 Kentucky
2.4%
 
2 Louisiana
3.6%
 
3 Maryland
2.4%
 
2 Massachusetts
2.4%
 
2 Michigan
1.2%
 
1 Minnesota
3.6%
 
3 Mississippi
1.2%
 
1 Missouri
1.2%
 
1 Nevada
4.8%
 
4 New Jersey
3.6%
 
3 New York
6%
 
5 North Carolina
3.6%
 
3 Ohio
2.4%
 
2 Oklahoma
2.4%
 
2 Oregon
8.3%
 
7 Pennsylvania
1.2%
 
1 Rhode Island
1.2%
 
1 South Carolina
1.2%
 
1 South Dakota
2.4%
 
2 Tennessee
7.1%
 
6 Texas
1.2%
 
1 Utah
1.2%
 
1 Vermont
1.2%
 
1 Virgin Islands
3.6%
 
3 Virginia
1.2%
 
1 Washington
2.4%
 
2 West Virginia
4.8%
 
4 Wisconsin