Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 5, 2020 to Sep 13, 2020
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 61
Count of Hometown Heroes: 7

Firefighter Classifications

57.4%
 
35 Career
27.9%
 
17 Volunteer
6.6%
 
4 Part-Time (Paid)
4.9%
 
3 Paid-on-Call
3.3%
 
2 Wildland Contract
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 2
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 2

Type of Duty

39.3%
 
24 Other On-Duty
27.9%
 
17 On-Scene Fire
19.7%
 
12 On-Scene Non-Fire
4.9%
 
3 Returning
4.9%
 
3 Training
3.3%
 
2 Responding
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 60.7%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 2

Type of Incident

27.9%
 
17 Structure Fire
23%
 
14 Other
19.7%
 
12 Not Incident-Related
13.1%
 
8 Emergency Medical Services
6.6%
 
4 Wildland
3.3%
 
2 Motor Vehicle Accident
1.6%
 
1 Hazmat
1.6%
 
1 Outside Fire
1.6%
 
1 Weather/Disaster Response
1.6%
 
1 Technical Rescue

Cause of Fatal Injury

29.5%
 
18 Exposure
24.6%
 
15 Stress/Overexertion
21.3%
 
13 Unknown
13.1%
 
8 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
3.3%
 
2 Collapse
1.6%
 
1 Fall
1.6%
 
1 Struck By
1.6%
 
1 Other
1.6%
 
1 Assault
1.6%
 
1 Out of Air

Nature of Fatal Injury

27.9%
 
17 Other
23%
 
14 Heart Attack
21.3%
 
13 Unknown
18%
 
11 Trauma
6.6%
 
4 Cerebrovascular Accident
1.6%
 
1 Violence
1.6%
 
1 Drowning

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

1.6%
 
1 (Under 21)
4.9%
 
3 (21 to 25)
6.6%
 
4 (26 to 30)
13.1%
 
8 (31 to 40)
36.1%
 
22 (41 to 50)
23%
 
14 (51 to 60)
14.8%
 
9 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 26.2%

Type of Activity

24.6%
 
15 In-Station Duties
13.1%
 
8 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
13.1%
 
8 EMS/Patient Care
11.5%
 
7 Other
6.6%
 
4 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
6.6%
 
4 Scene Safety
4.9%
 
3 Search and Rescue
4.9%
 
3 Fitness Activity
3.3%
 
2 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
3.3%
 
2 Support
1.6%
 
1 Incident Command
1.6%
 
1 Pump Operations
1.6%
 
1 Extrication
1.6%
 
1 Responding
1.6%
 
1 Water Supply

Time of Fatal Injury

4.9%
 
01:00-02:59
3.3%
 
03:00-04:59
4.9%
 
05:00-06:59
8.2%
 
07:00-08:59
1.6%
 
09:00-10:59
13.1%
 
11:00-12:59
11.5%
 
13:00-14:59
13.1%
 
15:00-16:59
6.6%
 
17:00-18:59
0%
 
19:00-20:59
6.6%
 
21:00-22:59
1.6%
 
23:00-00:59
24.6%
 
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Month of the Year

24.6%
 
15 April
21.3%
 
13 August
14.8%
 
9 January
8.2%
 
5 March
8.2%
 
5 May
6.6%
 
4 February
6.6%
 
4 June
6.6%
 
4 July
3.3%
 
2 September

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

1.6%
 
1 Alabama
1.6%
 
1 Alaska
3.3%
 
2 American Samoa
6.6%
 
4 California
1.6%
 
1 Colorado
1.6%
 
1 Connecticut
4.9%
 
3 Florida
3.3%
 
2 Georgia
1.6%
 
1 Hawaii
1.6%
 
1 Idaho
4.9%
 
3 Illinois
1.6%
 
1 Indiana
1.6%
 
1 Kentucky
1.6%
 
1 Maine
6.6%
 
4 Michigan
1.6%
 
1 Minnesota
4.9%
 
3 Missouri
1.6%
 
1 Montana
1.6%
 
1 Nebraska
1.6%
 
1 New Hampshire
3.3%
 
2 New Jersey
6.6%
 
4 New York
4.9%
 
3 North Carolina
1.6%
 
1 Oregon
6.6%
 
4 Pennsylvania
14.8%
 
9 Texas
6.6%
 
4 West Virginia