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
40.5%
 
34 Career
2.4%
 
2 Paid-on-Call
2.4%
 
2 Part-Time (Paid)
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

31%
 
26 On-Scene Fire
25%
 
21 Other On-Duty
16.7%
 
14 After
10.7%
 
9 Responding
7.1%
 
6 On-Scene Non-Fire
7.1%
 
6 Training
2.4%
 
2 Returning
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 50%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 0

Type of Incident

41.7%
 
35 Not Incident-Related
23.8%
 
20 Structure Fire
13.1%
 
11 Motor Vehicle Accident
9.5%
 
8 Wildland
2.4%
 
2 Other
2.4%
 
2 Technical Rescue
2.4%
 
2 Vehicle Fire
1.2%
 
1 Outside Fire
1.2%
 
1 False Alarm
1.2%
 
1 Hazmat
1.2%
 
1 Emergency Medical Services

Cause of Fatal Injury

28.6%
 
24 Unknown
23.8%
 
20 Stress/Overexertion
16.7%
 
14 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
9.5%
 
8 Struck By
8.3%
 
7 Collapse
8.3%
 
7 Caught or Trapped
3.6%
 
3 Other
1.2%
 
1 Fall

Nature of Fatal Injury

33.7%
 
28 Unknown
25.3%
 
21 Trauma
24.1%
 
20 Heart Attack
6%
 
5 Other
3.6%
 
3 Crushed
3.6%
 
3 Burns
1.2%
 
1 Asphyxiation
1.2%
 
1 Violence
1.2%
 
1 Cerebrovascular Accident

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)
23.8%
 
20 (31 to 40)
22.6%
 
19 (41 to 50)
20.2%
 
17 (51 to 60)
22.6%
 
19 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 34.5%

Type of Activity

20.5%
 
17 Other
15.7%
 
13 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
12%
 
10 In-Station Duties
12%
 
10 Not On Scene
8.4%
 
7 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
6%
 
5 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
4.8%
 
4 Unknown
4.8%
 
4 Fitness Activity
2.4%
 
2 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
2.4%
 
2 Salvage and Overhaul
2.4%
 
2 Responding
2.4%
 
2 Scene Safety
2.4%
 
2 Incident Command
1.2%
 
1 Water Supply
1.2%
 
1 Search and Rescue
1.2%
 
1 Extrication

Time of Fatal Injury

2.4%
 
01:00-02:59
4.8%
 
03:00-04:59
2.4%
 
05:00-06:59
9.5%
 
07:00-08:59
6%
 
09:00-10:59
4.8%
 
11:00-12:59
7.1%
 
13:00-14:59
7.1%
 
15:00-16:59
15.5%
 
13 17:00-18:59
9.5%
 
19:00-20:59
4.8%
 
21:00-22:59
8.3%
 
23:00-00:59
17.9%
 
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Month of the Year

15.5%
 
13 March
11.9%
 
10 April
11.9%
 
10 June
10.7%
 
9 July
8.3%
 
7 August
7.1%
 
6 October
7.1%
 
6 December
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
9.5%
 
8 California
1.2%
 
1 Florida
6%
 
5 Georgia
1.2%
 
1 Illinois
1.2%
 
1 Indiana
1.2%
 
1 Iowa
1.2%
 
1 Kansas
2.4%
 
2 Louisiana
3.6%
 
3 Maryland
2.4%
 
2 Massachusetts
2.4%
 
2 Michigan
1.2%
 
1 Minnesota
2.4%
 
2 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
9.5%
 
8 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