Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 5, 2020 to Nov 22, 2020
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 80
Count of Hometown Heroes: 8

Firefighter Classifications

55%
 
44 Career
30%
 
24 Volunteer
5%
 
4 Paid-on-Call
5%
 
4 Part-Time (Paid)
3.8%
 
3 Wildland Contract
1.2%
 
1 Wildland Part-Time
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 2
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 4

Type of Duty

36.2%
 
29 Other On-Duty
25%
 
20 On-Scene Fire
21.2%
 
17 On-Scene Non-Fire
7.5%
 
6 Responding
6.2%
 
5 Training
3.8%
 
3 Returning
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 62.5%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 3

Type of Incident

23.8%
 
19 Structure Fire
22.5%
 
18 Not Incident-Related
21.2%
 
17 Other
13.8%
 
11 Emergency Medical Services
7.5%
 
6 Wildland
5%
 
4 Motor Vehicle Accident
2.5%
 
2 Hazmat
1.2%
 
1 Outside Fire
1.2%
 
1 Weather/Disaster Response
1.2%
 
1 Technical Rescue

Cause of Fatal Injury

26.2%
 
21 Exposure
25%
 
20 Stress/Overexertion
23.8%
 
19 Unknown
13.8%
 
11 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
2.5%
 
2 Struck By
2.5%
 
2 Collapse
2.5%
 
2 Other
1.2%
 
1 Fall
1.2%
 
1 Assault
1.2%
 
1 Out of Air

Nature of Fatal Injury

27.5%
 
22 Other
22.5%
 
18 Unknown
22.5%
 
18 Heart Attack
20%
 
16 Trauma
5%
 
4 Cerebrovascular Accident
1.2%
 
1 Violence
1.2%
 
1 Drowning

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

1.2%
 
1 (Under 21)
5%
 
4 (21 to 25)
6.2%
 
5 (26 to 30)
13.8%
 
11 (31 to 40)
36.2%
 
29 (41 to 50)
23.8%
 
19 (51 to 60)
13.8%
 
11 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 26.2%

Type of Activity

20%
 
16 In-Station Duties
13.8%
 
11 EMS/Patient Care
13.8%
 
11 Other
11.2%
 
9 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
7.5%
 
6 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
5%
 
4 Scene Safety
5%
 
4 Fitness Activity
3.8%
 
3 Search and Rescue
3.8%
 
3 Water Supply
2.5%
 
2 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
2.5%
 
2 Support
2.5%
 
2 Responding
2.5%
 
2 Not On Scene
2.5%
 
2 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
1.2%
 
1 Incident Command
1.2%
 
1 Pump Operations
1.2%
 
1 Extrication

Time of Fatal Injury

5%
 
01:00-02:59
6.2%
 
03:00-04:59
3.8%
 
05:00-06:59
8.8%
 
07:00-08:59
3.8%
 
09:00-10:59
10%
 
11:00-12:59
8.8%
 
13:00-14:59
11.2%
 
15:00-16:59
7.5%
 
17:00-18:59
1.2%
 
19:00-20:59
8.8%
 
21:00-22:59
1.2%
 
23:00-00:59
23.8%
 
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Month of the Year

18.8%
 
15 April
16.2%
 
13 August
11.2%
 
9 January
11.2%
 
9 September
10%
 
8 November
6.2%
 
5 March
6.2%
 
5 May
5%
 
4 February
5%
 
4 June
5%
 
4 July
5%
 
4 October

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

1.2%
 
1 Alabama
1.2%
 
1 Alaska
2.5%
 
2 American Samoa
8.8%
 
7 California
2.5%
 
2 Colorado
1.2%
 
1 Connecticut
3.8%
 
3 Florida
5%
 
4 Georgia
1.2%
 
1 Hawaii
1.2%
 
1 Idaho
5%
 
4 Illinois
3.8%
 
3 Indiana
1.2%
 
1 Kansas
1.2%
 
1 Kentucky
1.2%
 
1 Maine
7.5%
 
6 Michigan
1.2%
 
1 Minnesota
5%
 
4 Missouri
1.2%
 
1 Montana
1.2%
 
1 Nebraska
1.2%
 
1 New Hampshire
2.5%
 
2 New Jersey
6.2%
 
5 New York
5%
 
4 North Carolina
1.2%
 
1 Oregon
6.2%
 
5 Pennsylvania
12.5%
 
10 Texas
1.2%
 
1 Virginia
6.2%
 
5 West Virginia