Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 5, 2019 to Nov 20, 2019
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 52
Count of Hometown Heroes: 7

Firefighter Classifications

48.1%
 
25 Career
44.2%
 
23 Volunteer
3.8%
 
2 Part-Time (Paid)
1.9%
 
1 Paid-on-Call
1.9%
 
1 Wildland Part-Time
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 0
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 1

Type of Duty

25%
 
13 On-Scene Fire
21.2%
 
11 On-Scene Non-Fire
21.2%
 
11 Other On-Duty
11.5%
 
6 Training
9.6%
 
5 Responding
7.7%
 
4 After
3.8%
 
2 Returning
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 59.6%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 0

Type of Incident

26.9%
 
14 Motor Vehicle Accident
26.9%
 
14 Not Incident-Related
21.2%
 
11 Structure Fire
9.6%
 
5 Wildland
5.8%
 
3 Other
3.8%
 
2 Emergency Medical Services
1.9%
 
1 Weather/Disaster Response
1.9%
 
1 Technical Rescue
1.9%
 
1 Unknown

Cause of Fatal Injury

30.8%
 
16 Stress/Overexertion
30.8%
 
16 Unknown
13.5%
 
7 Struck By
7.7%
 
4 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
3.8%
 
2 Collapse
3.8%
 
2 Fall
3.8%
 
2 Other
3.8%
 
2 Caught or Trapped
1.9%
 
1 Assault

Nature of Fatal Injury

32.7%
 
17 Unknown
26.9%
 
14 Trauma
23.1%
 
12 Heart Attack
5.8%
 
3 Cerebrovascular Accident
3.8%
 
2 Other
3.8%
 
2 Burns
1.9%
 
1 Crushed
1.9%
 
1 Violence

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

0%
 
0 (Under 21)
3.8%
 
2 (21 to 25)
5.8%
 
3 (26 to 30)
19.2%
 
10 (31 to 40)
28.8%
 
15 (41 to 50)
17.3%
 
9 (51 to 60)
25%
 
13 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 28.8%

Type of Activity

23.1%
 
12 Other
15.4%
 
8 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
13.5%
 
7 Unknown
11.5%
 
6 In-Station Duties
7.7%
 
4 Scene Safety
5.8%
 
3 EMS/Patient Care
5.8%
 
3 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
3.8%
 
2 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
1.9%
 
1 Extrication
1.9%
 
1 Incident Command
1.9%
 
1 Support
1.9%
 
1 Fitness Activity
1.9%
 
1 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
1.9%
 
1 Pump Operations
1.9%
 
1 Responding

Time of Fatal Injury

5.8%
 
01:00-02:59
3.8%
 
03:00-04:59
9.6%
 
05:00-06:59
5.8%
 
07:00-08:59
5.8%
 
09:00-10:59
15.4%
 
11:00-12:59
3.8%
 
13:00-14:59
13.5%
 
15:00-16:59
9.6%
 
17:00-18:59
7.7%
 
19:00-20:59
3.8%
 
21:00-22:59
1.9%
 
23:00-00:59
13.5%
 
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Month of the Year

17.3%
 
9 October
11.5%
 
6 May
9.6%
 
5 March
9.6%
 
5 June
9.6%
 
5 September
9.6%
 
5 November
7.7%
 
4 April
7.7%
 
4 July
7.7%
 
4 August
5.8%
 
3 February
3.8%
 
2 January

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

5.8%
 
3 Alabama
1.9%
 
1 Arkansas
5.8%
 
3 California
1.9%
 
1 Connecticut
1.9%
 
1 District of Columbia
9.6%
 
5 Florida
1.9%
 
1 Idaho
3.8%
 
2 Illinois
1.9%
 
1 Iowa
3.8%
 
2 Maine
1.9%
 
1 Maryland
3.8%
 
2 Massachusetts
1.9%
 
1 Michigan
1.9%
 
1 Mississippi
1.9%
 
1 Missouri
1.9%
 
1 Nebraska
1.9%
 
1 New Jersey
3.8%
 
2 New Mexico
9.6%
 
5 New York
1.9%
 
1 North Carolina
9.6%
 
5 Pennsylvania
5.8%
 
3 South Carolina
1.9%
 
1 South Dakota
1.9%
 
1 Tennessee
5.8%
 
3 Texas
1.9%
 
1 Washington
3.8%
 
2 Wisconsin