Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 5, 2019 to Sep 20, 2019
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 36
Count of Hometown Heroes: 4

Firefighter Classifications

50%
 
18 Career
38.9%
 
14 Volunteer
5.6%
 
2 Part-Time (Paid)
2.8%
 
1 Paid-on-Call
2.8%
 
1 Wildland Part-Time
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 0
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 1

Type of Duty

27.8%
 
10 On-Scene Fire
22.2%
 
8 On-Scene Non-Fire
19.4%
 
7 Other On-Duty
11.1%
 
4 Training
11.1%
 
4 Responding
5.6%
 
2 After
2.8%
 
1 Returning
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 58.3%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 0

Type of Incident

27.8%
 
10 Not Incident-Related
25%
 
9 Motor Vehicle Accident
19.4%
 
7 Structure Fire
11.1%
 
4 Wildland
5.6%
 
2 Other
2.8%
 
1 Weather/Disaster Response
2.8%
 
1 Technical Rescue
2.8%
 
1 Emergency Medical Services
2.8%
 
1 Unknown

Cause of Fatal Injury

36.1%
 
13 Stress/Overexertion
33.3%
 
12 Unknown
8.3%
 
3 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
5.6%
 
2 Collapse
5.6%
 
2 Fall
5.6%
 
2 Struck By
2.8%
 
1 Assault
2.8%
 
1 Other

Nature of Fatal Injury

33.3%
 
12 Unknown
25%
 
9 Trauma
25%
 
9 Heart Attack
8.3%
 
3 Cerebrovascular Accident
2.8%
 
1 Crushed
2.8%
 
1 Violence
2.8%
 
1 Other

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

0%
 
0 (Under 21)
5.6%
 
2 (21 to 25)
8.3%
 
3 (26 to 30)
16.7%
 
6 (31 to 40)
22.2%
 
8 (41 to 50)
16.7%
 
6 (51 to 60)
30.6%
 
11 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 30.6%

Type of Activity

19.4%
 
7 Other
16.7%
 
6 Unknown
13.9%
 
5 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
13.9%
 
5 In-Station Duties
11.1%
 
4 Scene Safety
5.6%
 
2 EMS/Patient Care
5.6%
 
2 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
5.6%
 
2 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
2.8%
 
1 Extrication
2.8%
 
1 Incident Command
2.8%
 
1 Support

Time of Fatal Injury

2.8%
 
01:00-02:59
2.8%
 
03:00-04:59
11.1%
 
05:00-06:59
5.6%
 
07:00-08:59
2.8%
 
09:00-10:59
19.4%
 
11:00-12:59
5.6%
 
13:00-14:59
11.1%
 
15:00-16:59
11.1%
 
17:00-18:59
5.6%
 
19:00-20:59
5.6%
 
21:00-22:59
2.8%
 
23:00-00:59
13.9%
 
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Month of the Year

16.7%
 
6 May
13.9%
 
5 March
13.9%
 
5 June
11.1%
 
4 April
11.1%
 
4 July
11.1%
 
4 August
8.3%
 
3 February
8.3%
 
3 September
5.6%
 
2 January

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

5.6%
 
2 Alabama
2.8%
 
1 Arkansas
5.6%
 
2 California
2.8%
 
1 Connecticut
8.3%
 
3 Florida
2.8%
 
1 Idaho
5.6%
 
2 Illinois
2.8%
 
1 Iowa
5.6%
 
2 Maine
2.8%
 
1 Maryland
2.8%
 
1 Massachusetts
2.8%
 
1 Michigan
2.8%
 
1 Mississippi
2.8%
 
1 Missouri
2.8%
 
1 New Jersey
5.6%
 
2 New Mexico
5.6%
 
2 New York
2.8%
 
1 North Carolina
13.9%
 
5 Pennsylvania
5.6%
 
2 South Carolina
2.8%
 
1 South Dakota
2.8%
 
1 Tennessee
2.8%
 
1 Wisconsin