Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 2, 2018 to Dec 9, 2018
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 81
Count of Hometown Heroes: 13

Firefighter Classifications

45.6%
 
36 Volunteer
44.3%
 
35 Career
3.8%
 
3 Paid-on-Call
2.5%
 
2 Wildland Contract
1.3%
 
1 Wildland Part-Time
1.3%
 
1 Part-Time (Paid)
1.3%
 
1 Wildland Full-Time
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 2
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 4

Type of Duty

29.6%
 
24 On-Scene Fire
27.2%
 
22 Other On-Duty
14.8%
 
12 After
9.9%
 
8 Responding
9.9%
 
8 Training
6.2%
 
5 On-Scene Non-Fire
2.5%
 
2 Returning
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 48.1%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 0

Type of Incident

30%
 
24 Not Incident-Related
21.2%
 
17 Structure Fire
15%
 
12 Motor Vehicle Accident
10%
 
8 Other
8.8%
 
7 Wildland
6.2%
 
5 Outside Fire
3.8%
 
3 Technical Rescue
2.5%
 
2 Emergency Medical Services
1.2%
 
1 False Alarm
1.2%
 
1 Rescue/Extrication

Cause of Fatal Injury

38%
 
30 Unknown
17.7%
 
14 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
16.5%
 
13 Stress/Overexertion
8.9%
 
7 Collapse
7.6%
 
6 Struck By
6.3%
 
5 Other
3.8%
 
3 Caught or Trapped
1.3%
 
1 Fall

Nature of Fatal Injury

44.3%
 
35 Unknown
22.8%
 
18 Trauma
19%
 
15 Heart Attack
6.3%
 
5 Other
2.5%
 
2 Crushed
2.5%
 
2 Burns
1.3%
 
1 Violence
1.3%
 
1 Cerebrovascular Accident

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

3.7%
 
3 (Under 21)
0%
 
0 (21 to 25)
6.2%
 
5 (26 to 30)
24.7%
 
20 (31 to 40)
23.5%
 
19 (41 to 50)
21%
 
17 (51 to 60)
21%
 
17 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 34.6%

Type of Activity

21%
 
17 Other
19.8%
 
16 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
13.6%
 
11 In-Station Duties
9.9%
 
8 Not On Scene
6.2%
 
5 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
4.9%
 
4 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
4.9%
 
4 Unknown
4.9%
 
4 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
3.7%
 
3 Fitness Activity
2.5%
 
2 Scene Safety
1.2%
 
1 Water Supply
1.2%
 
1 EMS/Patient Care
1.2%
 
1 Responding
1.2%
 
1 Search and Rescue
1.2%
 
1 Support
1.2%
 
1 Extrication
1.2%
 
1 Incident Command

Time of Fatal Injury

2.5%
 
01:00-02:59
4.9%
 
03:00-04:59
1.2%
 
05:00-06:59
9.9%
 
07:00-08:59
6.2%
 
09:00-10:59
4.9%
 
11:00-12:59
6.2%
 
13:00-14:59
7.4%
 
15:00-16:59
13.6%
 
11 17:00-18:59
9.9%
 
19:00-20:59
4.9%
 
21:00-22:59
8.6%
 
23:00-00:59
19.8%
 
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Month of the Year

16%
 
13 March
13.6%
 
11 April
12.3%
 
10 June
11.1%
 
9 July
8.6%
 
7 August
7.4%
 
6 October
6.2%
 
5 January
6.2%
 
5 February
6.2%
 
5 May
6.2%
 
5 November
4.9%
 
4 September
1.2%
 
1 December

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

1.2%
 
1 Arizona
10%
 
8 California
1.2%
 
1 Florida
5%
 
4 Georgia
1.2%
 
1 Illinois
1.2%
 
1 Indiana
1.2%
 
1 Iowa
1.2%
 
1 Kansas
2.5%
 
2 Louisiana
3.8%
 
3 Maryland
2.5%
 
2 Massachusetts
2.5%
 
2 Michigan
1.2%
 
1 Minnesota
1.2%
 
1 Mississippi
1.2%
 
1 Missouri
1.2%
 
1 Nevada
3.8%
 
3 New Jersey
6.2%
 
5 New York
6.2%
 
5 North Carolina
3.8%
 
3 Ohio
2.5%
 
2 Oklahoma
2.5%
 
2 Oregon
8.8%
 
7 Pennsylvania
1.2%
 
1 Rhode Island
1.2%
 
1 South Carolina
1.2%
 
1 South Dakota
2.5%
 
2 Tennessee
7.5%
 
6 Texas
1.2%
 
1 Utah
1.2%
 
1 Vermont
1.2%
 
1 Virgin Islands
3.8%
 
3 Virginia
2.5%
 
2 West Virginia
3.8%
 
3 Wisconsin