Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 5, 2019 to Dec 29, 2019
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 58
Count of Hometown Heroes: 8

Firefighter Classifications

48.3%
 
28 Volunteer
44.8%
 
26 Career
3.4%
 
2 Part-Time (Paid)
1.7%
 
1 Paid-on-Call
1.7%
 
1 Wildland Part-Time
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 0
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 1

Type of Duty

25.9%
 
15 On-Scene Fire
22.4%
 
13 Other On-Duty
19%
 
11 On-Scene Non-Fire
10.3%
 
6 After
10.3%
 
6 Training
8.6%
 
5 Responding
3.4%
 
2 Returning
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 56.9%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 0

Type of Incident

25.9%
 
15 Motor Vehicle Accident
25.9%
 
15 Not Incident-Related
24.1%
 
14 Structure Fire
8.6%
 
5 Wildland
6.9%
 
4 Other
3.4%
 
2 Emergency Medical Services
1.7%
 
1 Weather/Disaster Response
1.7%
 
1 Technical Rescue
1.7%
 
1 Unknown

Cause of Fatal Injury

34.5%
 
20 Stress/Overexertion
29.3%
 
17 Unknown
12.1%
 
7 Struck By
6.9%
 
4 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
5.2%
 
3 Fall
3.4%
 
2 Collapse
3.4%
 
2 Other
3.4%
 
2 Caught or Trapped
1.7%
 
1 Assault

Nature of Fatal Injury

32.8%
 
19 Unknown
25.9%
 
15 Trauma
25.9%
 
15 Heart Attack
5.2%
 
3 Cerebrovascular Accident
3.4%
 
2 Other
3.4%
 
2 Burns
1.7%
 
1 Crushed
1.7%
 
1 Violence

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

0%
 
0 (Under 21)
3.4%
 
2 (21 to 25)
5.2%
 
3 (26 to 30)
19%
 
11 (31 to 40)
27.6%
 
16 (41 to 50)
15.5%
 
9 (51 to 60)
29.3%
 
17 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 27.6%

Type of Activity

25.9%
 
15 Other
15.5%
 
9 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
12.1%
 
7 Unknown
12.1%
 
7 In-Station Duties
6.9%
 
4 Scene Safety
5.2%
 
3 EMS/Patient Care
5.2%
 
3 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
3.4%
 
2 Incident Command
3.4%
 
2 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
1.7%
 
1 Extrication
1.7%
 
1 Support
1.7%
 
1 Fitness Activity
1.7%
 
1 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
1.7%
 
1 Pump Operations
1.7%
 
1 Responding

Time of Fatal Injury

6.9%
 
01:00-02:59
3.4%
 
03:00-04:59
8.6%
 
05:00-06:59
6.9%
 
07:00-08:59
5.2%
 
09:00-10:59
15.5%
 
11:00-12:59
3.4%
 
13:00-14:59
13.8%
 
15:00-16:59
8.6%
 
17:00-18:59
10.3%
 
19:00-20:59
3.4%
 
21:00-22:59
1.7%
 
23:00-00:59
12.1%
 
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Month of the Year

15.5%
 
9 October
10.3%
 
6 May
10.3%
 
6 December
8.6%
 
5 March
8.6%
 
5 June
8.6%
 
5 September
8.6%
 
5 November
6.9%
 
4 April
6.9%
 
4 July
6.9%
 
4 August
5.2%
 
3 February
3.4%
 
2 January

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

5.2%
 
3 Alabama
1.7%
 
1 Arkansas
5.2%
 
3 California
1.7%
 
1 Colorado
1.7%
 
1 Connecticut
1.7%
 
1 District of Columbia
8.6%
 
5 Florida
1.7%
 
1 Georgia
1.7%
 
1 Idaho
3.4%
 
2 Illinois
1.7%
 
1 Iowa
3.4%
 
2 Maine
3.4%
 
2 Maryland
3.4%
 
2 Massachusetts
1.7%
 
1 Michigan
1.7%
 
1 Mississippi
1.7%
 
1 Missouri
1.7%
 
1 Nebraska
1.7%
 
1 New Jersey
3.4%
 
2 New Mexico
12.1%
 
7 New York
1.7%
 
1 North Carolina
10.3%
 
6 Pennsylvania
5.2%
 
3 South Carolina
1.7%
 
1 South Dakota
1.7%
 
1 Tennessee
5.2%
 
3 Texas
1.7%
 
1 Washington
3.4%
 
2 Wisconsin