Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 2, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 86
Count of Hometown Heroes: 13

Firefighter Classifications

48.8%
 
41 Volunteer
41.7%
 
35 Career
3.6%
 
3 Paid-on-Call
2.4%
 
2 Wildland Contract
1.2%
 
1 Wildland Part-Time
1.2%
 
1 Part-Time (Paid)
1.2%
 
1 Wildland Full-Time
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 2
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 4

Type of Duty

30.2%
 
26 On-Scene Fire
25.6%
 
22 Other On-Duty
15.1%
 
13 After
10.5%
 
9 Responding
9.3%
 
8 Training
7%
 
6 On-Scene Non-Fire
2.3%
 
2 Returning
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 51.2%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 0

Type of Incident

28.2%
 
24 Not Incident-Related
23.5%
 
20 Structure Fire
15.3%
 
13 Motor Vehicle Accident
9.4%
 
8 Other
8.2%
 
7 Wildland
5.9%
 
5 Outside Fire
3.5%
 
3 Technical Rescue
2.4%
 
2 Emergency Medical Services
1.2%
 
1 False Alarm
1.2%
 
1 Rescue/Extrication
1.2%
 
1 Vehicle Fire

Cause of Fatal Injury

38.1%
 
32 Unknown
17.9%
 
15 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
16.7%
 
14 Stress/Overexertion
8.3%
 
7 Collapse
8.3%
 
7 Struck By
6%
 
5 Other
3.6%
 
3 Caught or Trapped
1.2%
 
1 Fall

Nature of Fatal Injury

44%
 
37 Unknown
23.8%
 
20 Trauma
19%
 
16 Heart Attack
6%
 
5 Other
2.4%
 
2 Crushed
2.4%
 
2 Burns
1.2%
 
1 Violence
1.2%
 
1 Cerebrovascular Accident

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

3.5%
 
3 (Under 21)
1.2%
 
1 (21 to 25)
5.8%
 
5 (26 to 30)
23.3%
 
20 (31 to 40)
23.3%
 
20 (41 to 50)
20.9%
 
18 (51 to 60)
22.1%
 
19 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 33.7%

Type of Activity

20.9%
 
18 Other
19.8%
 
17 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
12.8%
 
11 In-Station Duties
9.3%
 
8 Not On Scene
7%
 
6 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
4.7%
 
4 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
4.7%
 
4 Unknown
4.7%
 
4 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
3.5%
 
3 Fitness Activity
2.3%
 
2 EMS/Patient Care
2.3%
 
2 Scene Safety
2.3%
 
2 Incident Command
1.2%
 
1 Water Supply
1.2%
 
1 Responding
1.2%
 
1 Search and Rescue
1.2%
 
1 Support
1.2%
 
1 Extrication

Time of Fatal Injury

2.3%
 
01:00-02:59
4.7%
 
03:00-04:59
2.3%
 
05:00-06:59
9.3%
 
07:00-08:59
5.8%
 
09:00-10:59
4.7%
 
11:00-12:59
7%
 
13:00-14:59
7%
 
15:00-16:59
15.1%
 
13 17:00-18:59
10.5%
 
19:00-20:59
4.7%
 
21:00-22:59
8.1%
 
23:00-00:59
18.6%
 
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Month of the Year

15.1%
 
13 March
12.8%
 
11 April
11.6%
 
10 June
10.5%
 
9 July
8.1%
 
7 August
7%
 
6 October
7%
 
6 December
5.8%
 
5 January
5.8%
 
5 February
5.8%
 
5 May
5.8%
 
5 November
4.7%
 
4 September

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

1.2%
 
1 Arizona
9.4%
 
8 California
1.2%
 
1 Florida
4.7%
 
4 Georgia
1.2%
 
1 Illinois
1.2%
 
1 Indiana
1.2%
 
1 Iowa
1.2%
 
1 Kansas
2.4%
 
2 Louisiana
3.5%
 
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
4.7%
 
4 New Jersey
5.9%
 
5 New York
5.9%
 
5 North Carolina
3.5%
 
3 Ohio
2.4%
 
2 Oklahoma
2.4%
 
2 Oregon
9.4%
 
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
3.5%
 
3 Virginia
1.2%
 
1 Washington
2.4%
 
2 West Virginia
4.7%
 
4 Wisconsin