Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 5, 2019 to Apr 17, 2019
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 12
Count of Hometown Heroes: 2

Firefighter Classifications

66.7%
 
8 Career
33.3%
 
4 Volunteer
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 0
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 0

Type of Duty

50%
 
6 On-Scene Fire
25%
 
3 Other On-Duty
8.3%
 
1 On-Scene Non-Fire
8.3%
 
1 After
8.3%
 
1 Responding
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 75%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 0

Type of Incident

33.3%
 
4 Structure Fire
16.7%
 
2 Motor Vehicle Accident
16.7%
 
2 Not Incident-Related
16.7%
 
2 Wildland
8.3%
 
1 Weather/Disaster Response
8.3%
 
1 Technical Rescue

Cause of Fatal Injury

33.3%
 
4 Stress/Overexertion
25%
 
3 Unknown
16.7%
 
2 Collapse
16.7%
 
2 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
8.3%
 
1 Fall

Nature of Fatal Injury

33.3%
 
4 Trauma
25%
 
3 Heart Attack
25%
 
3 Unknown
8.3%
 
1 Cerebrovascular Accident
8.3%
 
1 Crushed

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

0%
 
0 (Under 21)
8.3%
 
1 (21 to 25)
8.3%
 
1 (26 to 30)
25%
 
3 (31 to 40)
25%
 
3 (41 to 50)
8.3%
 
1 (51 to 60)
25%
 
3 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 41.7%

Type of Activity

25%
 
3 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
25%
 
3 Other
8.3%
 
1 Extrication
8.3%
 
1 Incident Command
8.3%
 
1 Unknown
8.3%
 
1 In-Station Duties
8.3%
 
1 EMS/Patient Care
8.3%
 
1 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus

Time of Fatal Injury

8.3%
 
01:00-02:59
0%
 
03:00-04:59
8.3%
 
05:00-06:59
0%
 
07:00-08:59
0%
 
09:00-10:59
25%
 
11:00-12:59
8.3%
 
13:00-14:59
8.3%
 
15:00-16:59
8.3%
 
17:00-18:59
8.3%
 
19:00-20:59
8.3%
 
21:00-22:59
0%
 
23:00-00:59
16.7%
 
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Month of the Year

41.7%
 
5 March
25%
 
3 February
16.7%
 
2 January
16.7%
 
2 April

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

8.3%
 
1 Alabama
8.3%
 
1 California
8.3%
 
1 Connecticut
8.3%
 
1 Illinois
8.3%
 
1 Iowa
8.3%
 
1 Maine
8.3%
 
1 Massachusetts
8.3%
 
1 New Jersey
8.3%
 
1 New York
8.3%
 
1 Pennsylvania
8.3%
 
1 South Dakota
8.3%
 
1 Tennessee
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