Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 5, 2019 to Nov 13, 2019
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 51
Count of Hometown Heroes: 6

Firefighter Classifications

49%
 
25 Career
43.1%
 
22 Volunteer
3.9%
 
2 Part-Time (Paid)
2%
 
1 Paid-on-Call
2%
 
1 Wildland Part-Time
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 0
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 1

Type of Duty

25.5%
 
13 On-Scene Fire
21.6%
 
11 On-Scene Non-Fire
21.6%
 
11 Other On-Duty
11.8%
 
6 Training
9.8%
 
5 Responding
5.9%
 
3 After
3.9%
 
2 Returning
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 60.8%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 0

Type of Incident

27.5%
 
14 Motor Vehicle Accident
27.5%
 
14 Not Incident-Related
19.6%
 
10 Structure Fire
9.8%
 
5 Wildland
5.9%
 
3 Other
3.9%
 
2 Emergency Medical Services
2%
 
1 Weather/Disaster Response
2%
 
1 Technical Rescue
2%
 
1 Unknown

Cause of Fatal Injury

31.4%
 
16 Unknown
29.4%
 
15 Stress/Overexertion
13.7%
 
7 Struck By
7.8%
 
4 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
3.9%
 
2 Collapse
3.9%
 
2 Fall
3.9%
 
2 Other
3.9%
 
2 Caught or Trapped
2%
 
1 Assault

Nature of Fatal Injury

33.3%
 
17 Unknown
27.5%
 
14 Trauma
21.6%
 
11 Heart Attack
5.9%
 
3 Cerebrovascular Accident
3.9%
 
2 Other
3.9%
 
2 Burns
2%
 
1 Crushed
2%
 
1 Violence

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

0%
 
0 (Under 21)
3.9%
 
2 (21 to 25)
5.9%
 
3 (26 to 30)
19.6%
 
10 (31 to 40)
27.5%
 
14 (41 to 50)
17.6%
 
9 (51 to 60)
25.5%
 
13 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 29.4%

Type of Activity

23.5%
 
12 Other
15.7%
 
8 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
13.7%
 
7 Unknown
11.8%
 
6 In-Station Duties
7.8%
 
4 Scene Safety
5.9%
 
3 EMS/Patient Care
5.9%
 
3 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
3.9%
 
2 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
2%
 
1 Extrication
2%
 
1 Incident Command
2%
 
1 Support
2%
 
1 Fitness Activity
2%
 
1 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
2%
 
1 Pump Operations

Time of Fatal Injury

5.9%
 
01:00-02:59
3.9%
 
03:00-04:59
9.8%
 
05:00-06:59
5.9%
 
07:00-08:59
5.9%
 
09:00-10:59
15.7%
 
11:00-12:59
3.9%
 
13:00-14:59
13.7%
 
15:00-16:59
9.8%
 
17:00-18:59
5.9%
 
19:00-20:59
3.9%
 
21:00-22:59
2%
 
23:00-00:59
13.7%
 
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Month of the Year

17.6%
 
9 October
11.8%
 
6 May
9.8%
 
5 March
9.8%
 
5 June
9.8%
 
5 September
7.8%
 
4 April
7.8%
 
4 July
7.8%
 
4 August
7.8%
 
4 November
5.9%
 
3 February
3.9%
 
2 January

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

5.9%
 
3 Alabama
2%
 
1 Arkansas
5.9%
 
3 California
2%
 
1 Connecticut
2%
 
1 District of Columbia
9.8%
 
5 Florida
2%
 
1 Idaho
3.9%
 
2 Illinois
2%
 
1 Iowa
3.9%
 
2 Maine
2%
 
1 Maryland
3.9%
 
2 Massachusetts
2%
 
1 Michigan
2%
 
1 Mississippi
2%
 
1 Missouri
2%
 
1 Nebraska
2%
 
1 New Jersey
3.9%
 
2 New Mexico
7.8%
 
4 New York
2%
 
1 North Carolina
9.8%
 
5 Pennsylvania
5.9%
 
3 South Carolina
2%
 
1 South Dakota
2%
 
1 Tennessee
5.9%
 
3 Texas
2%
 
1 Washington
3.9%
 
2 Wisconsin