Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 5, 2020 to Oct 17, 2020
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 72
Count of Hometown Heroes: 7

Firefighter Classifications

55.6%
 
40 Career
29.2%
 
21 Volunteer
5.6%
 
4 Part-Time (Paid)
4.2%
 
3 Paid-on-Call
4.2%
 
3 Wildland Contract
1.4%
 
1 Wildland Part-Time
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 2
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 4

Type of Duty

37.5%
 
27 Other On-Duty
27.8%
 
20 On-Scene Fire
19.4%
 
14 On-Scene Non-Fire
6.9%
 
5 Training
4.2%
 
3 Responding
4.2%
 
3 Returning
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 61.1%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 3

Type of Incident

26.4%
 
19 Structure Fire
22.2%
 
16 Not Incident-Related
20.8%
 
15 Other
12.5%
 
9 Emergency Medical Services
8.3%
 
6 Wildland
2.8%
 
2 Motor Vehicle Accident
2.8%
 
2 Hazmat
1.4%
 
1 Outside Fire
1.4%
 
1 Weather/Disaster Response
1.4%
 
1 Technical Rescue

Cause of Fatal Injury

26.4%
 
19 Exposure
25%
 
18 Stress/Overexertion
23.6%
 
17 Unknown
12.5%
 
9 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
2.8%
 
2 Struck By
2.8%
 
2 Collapse
2.8%
 
2 Other
1.4%
 
1 Fall
1.4%
 
1 Assault
1.4%
 
1 Out of Air

Nature of Fatal Injury

27.8%
 
20 Other
22.2%
 
16 Unknown
22.2%
 
16 Heart Attack
19.4%
 
14 Trauma
5.6%
 
4 Cerebrovascular Accident
1.4%
 
1 Violence
1.4%
 
1 Drowning

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

1.4%
 
1 (Under 21)
4.2%
 
3 (21 to 25)
6.9%
 
5 (26 to 30)
12.5%
 
9 (31 to 40)
36.1%
 
26 (41 to 50)
25%
 
18 (51 to 60)
13.9%
 
10 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 25%

Type of Activity

20.8%
 
15 In-Station Duties
13.9%
 
10 Other
12.5%
 
9 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
12.5%
 
9 EMS/Patient Care
6.9%
 
5 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
5.6%
 
4 Scene Safety
5.6%
 
4 Fitness Activity
4.2%
 
3 Search and Rescue
4.2%
 
3 Water Supply
2.8%
 
2 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
2.8%
 
2 Support
2.8%
 
2 Responding
1.4%
 
1 Incident Command
1.4%
 
1 Pump Operations
1.4%
 
1 Extrication
1.4%
 
1 Not On Scene

Time of Fatal Injury

5.6%
 
01:00-02:59
6.9%
 
03:00-04:59
4.2%
 
05:00-06:59
6.9%
 
07:00-08:59
2.8%
 
09:00-10:59
11.1%
 
11:00-12:59
9.7%
 
13:00-14:59
12.5%
 
15:00-16:59
6.9%
 
17:00-18:59
0%
 
19:00-20:59
6.9%
 
21:00-22:59
1.4%
 
23:00-00:59
25%
 
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Month of the Year

20.8%
 
15 April
18.1%
 
13 August
12.5%
 
9 January
12.5%
 
9 September
6.9%
 
5 March
6.9%
 
5 May
5.6%
 
4 February
5.6%
 
4 June
5.6%
 
4 July
5.6%
 
4 October

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

1.4%
 
1 Alabama
1.4%
 
1 Alaska
2.8%
 
2 American Samoa
8.3%
 
6 California
2.8%
 
2 Colorado
1.4%
 
1 Connecticut
4.2%
 
3 Florida
4.2%
 
3 Georgia
1.4%
 
1 Hawaii
1.4%
 
1 Idaho
5.6%
 
4 Illinois
1.4%
 
1 Indiana
1.4%
 
1 Kentucky
1.4%
 
1 Maine
5.6%
 
4 Michigan
1.4%
 
1 Minnesota
4.2%
 
3 Missouri
1.4%
 
1 Montana
1.4%
 
1 Nebraska
1.4%
 
1 New Hampshire
2.8%
 
2 New Jersey
6.9%
 
5 New York
5.6%
 
4 North Carolina
1.4%
 
1 Oregon
6.9%
 
5 Pennsylvania
13.9%
 
10 Texas
1.4%
 
1 Virginia
6.9%
 
5 West Virginia