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Summary Incident Report

Report dates:
Jan 2, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities:
86
Count of Hometown Heroes:
15
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Firefighter classifications

48.8%
42 Volunteer
39.5%
34 Career
3.5%
3 Part-Time (Paid)
2.3%
2 Paid-on-Call
2.3%
2 Wildland Full-Time
2.3%
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

38.4%
33 On-Scene Fire
22.1%
19 Other On-Duty
17.4%
15 On-Scene Non-Fire
10.5%
9 Training
10.5%
9 Responding
1.2%
1 Returning
Percent of fatalities related to emergency duty: 51.2%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with suspicious/incendiary incidents: 0

Type of incident

29.1%
25 Not Incident-Related
23.3%
20 Structure Fire
15.1%
13 Motor Vehicle Accident
12.8%
11 Wildland
4.7%
4 False Alarm
4.7%
4 Emergency Medical Services
3.5%
3 Hazmat
2.3%
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

44.2%
38 Stress/Overexertion
15.1%
13 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
12.8%
11 Other
11.6%
10 Struck By
8.1%
7 Collapse
4.7%
4 Caught or Trapped
1.2%
1 Fall
1.2%
1 Lost
1.2%
1 Unknown

Nature of fatal injury

37.2%
32 Heart Attack
26.7%
23 Trauma
11.6%
10 Other
8.1%
7 Asphyxiation
4.7%
4 Unknown
3.5%
3 Crushed
3.5%
3 Burns
3.5%
3 Cerebrovascular Accident
1.2%
1 Violence

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)
22.1%
19 (31 to 40)
25.6%
22 (41 to 50)
18.6%
16 (51 to 60)
23.3%
20 (61 and Over)
0%
0 (Unknown)
Percent of firefighter fatalities age 40 and under: 32.6%

Type of activity

20.9%
18 Not On Scene
16.3%
14 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
12.8%
11 Other
10.5%
9 Unknown
5.8%
5 Support
5.8%
5 Responding
4.7%
4 Incident Command
4.7%
4 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
3.5%
3 In-Station Duties
3.5%
3 Scene Safety
2.3%
2 Water Supply
2.3%
2 Fitness Activity
2.3%
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

2.3%
2 01:00-02:59
3.5%
3 03:00-04:59
4.7%
4 05:00-06:59
10.5%
9 07:00-08:59
8.1%
7 09:00-10:59
4.7%
4 11:00-12:59
9.3%
8 13:00-14:59
7%
6 15:00-16:59
16.3%
14 17:00-18:59
9.3%
8 19:00-20:59
8.1%
7 21:00-22:59
8.1%
7 23:00-00:59
8.1%
7 Unknown

Month of the year

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

Firefighter fatalities by state by location of fire service organization

1.2%
1 Arizona
8.1%
7 California
1.2%
1 Florida
5.8%
5 Georgia
1.2%
1 Illinois
1.2%
1 Indiana
1.2%
1 Iowa
1.2%
1 Kansas
1.2%
1 Kentucky
2.3%
2 Louisiana
3.5%
3 Maryland
2.3%
2 Massachusetts
2.3%
2 Michigan
1.2%
1 Minnesota
3.5%
3 Mississippi
1.2%
1 Missouri
1.2%
1 Nevada
4.7%
4 New Jersey
4.7%
4 New York
5.8%
5 North Carolina
3.5%
3 Ohio
2.3%
2 Oklahoma
2.3%
2 Oregon
8.1%
7 Pennsylvania
1.2%
1 Rhode Island
1.2%
1 South Carolina
1.2%
1 South Dakota
3.5%
3 Tennessee
7%
6 Texas
1.2%
1 Utah
1.2%
1 Vermont
1.2%
1 Virgin Islands
3.5%
3 Virginia
1.2%
1 Washington
2.3%
2 West Virginia
4.7%
4 Wisconsin