Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 5, 2019 to Aug 14, 2019
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 33
Count of Hometown Heroes: 4

Firefighter Classifications

54.5%
 
18 Career
39.4%
 
13 Volunteer
3%
 
1 Paid-on-Call
3%
 
1 Wildland Part-Time
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 0
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 1

Type of Duty

30.3%
 
10 On-Scene Fire
21.2%
 
7 Other On-Duty
18.2%
 
6 On-Scene Non-Fire
12.1%
 
4 Training
9.1%
 
3 Responding
6.1%
 
2 After
3%
 
1 Returning
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 54.5%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 0

Type of Incident

30.3%
 
10 Not Incident-Related
21.2%
 
7 Structure Fire
21.2%
 
7 Motor Vehicle Accident
12.1%
 
4 Wildland
3%
 
1 Weather/Disaster Response
3%
 
1 Technical Rescue
3%
 
1 Emergency Medical Services
3%
 
1 Unknown
3%
 
1 Other

Cause of Fatal Injury

39.4%
 
13 Stress/Overexertion
33.3%
 
11 Unknown
6.1%
 
2 Collapse
6.1%
 
2 Fall
6.1%
 
2 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
3%
 
1 Assault
3%
 
1 Other
3%
 
1 Struck By

Nature of Fatal Injury

33.3%
 
11 Unknown
27.3%
 
9 Heart Attack
21.2%
 
7 Trauma
9.1%
 
3 Cerebrovascular Accident
3%
 
1 Crushed
3%
 
1 Violence
3%
 
1 Other

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

0%
 
0 (Under 21)
6.1%
 
2 (21 to 25)
9.1%
 
3 (26 to 30)
18.2%
 
6 (31 to 40)
24.2%
 
8 (41 to 50)
15.2%
 
5 (51 to 60)
27.3%
 
9 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 33.3%

Type of Activity

21.2%
 
7 Other
18.2%
 
6 Unknown
15.2%
 
5 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
15.2%
 
5 In-Station Duties
6.1%
 
2 EMS/Patient Care
6.1%
 
2 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
6.1%
 
2 Scene Safety
3%
 
1 Extrication
3%
 
1 Incident Command
3%
 
1 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
3%
 
1 Support

Time of Fatal Injury

3%
 
01:00-02:59
3%
 
03:00-04:59
6.1%
 
05:00-06:59
3%
 
07:00-08:59
3%
 
09:00-10:59
21.2%
 
11:00-12:59
6.1%
 
13:00-14:59
12.1%
 
15:00-16:59
12.1%
 
17:00-18:59
6.1%
 
19:00-20:59
6.1%
 
21:00-22:59
3%
 
23:00-00:59
15.2%
 
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Month of the Year

18.2%
 
6 May
15.2%
 
5 March
15.2%
 
5 June
12.1%
 
4 April
12.1%
 
4 July
12.1%
 
4 August
9.1%
 
3 February
6.1%
 
2 January

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

6.1%
 
2 Alabama
3%
 
1 Arkansas
6.1%
 
2 California
3%
 
1 Connecticut
9.1%
 
3 Florida
3%
 
1 Idaho
6.1%
 
2 Illinois
3%
 
1 Iowa
3%
 
1 Maine
3%
 
1 Maryland
3%
 
1 Massachusetts
3%
 
1 Michigan
3%
 
1 Mississippi
3%
 
1 Missouri
3%
 
1 New Jersey
6.1%
 
2 New Mexico
6.1%
 
2 New York
12.1%
 
4 Pennsylvania
6.1%
 
2 South Carolina
3%
 
1 South Dakota
3%
 
1 Tennessee
3%
 
1 Wisconsin