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Summary incident report

Report dates:
Jan 5, 2020 to Dec 29, 2020
Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities:
96
Count of Hometown Heroes:
10
Data filters that contributed to this report
Gender Male

Firefighter classifications

52.1%
50 Career
35.4%
34 Volunteer
4.2%
4 Paid-on-Call
4.2%
4 Part-Time (Paid)
3.1%
3 Wildland Contract
1%
1 Wildland Part-Time
Number of multiple firefighter fatality incidents: 2
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with wildland incidents: 4

Type of duty

38.5%
37 Other On-Duty
22.9%
22 On-Scene Fire
21.9%
21 On-Scene Non-Fire
6.2%
6 Responding
6.2%
6 Training
3.1%
3 Returning
1%
1 After
Percent of fatalities related to emergency duty: 58.3%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with suspicious/incendiary incidents: 4

Type of incident

27.1%
26 Other
21.9%
21 Structure Fire
19.8%
19 Not Incident-Related
14.6%
14 Emergency Medical Services
6.2%
6 Wildland
4.2%
4 Motor Vehicle Accident
2.1%
2 Hazmat
1%
1 Outside Fire
1%
1 Weather/Disaster Response
1%
1 Technical Rescue
1%
1 False Alarm

Cause of fatal injury

34.4%
33 Exposure
24%
23 Stress/Overexertion
19.8%
19 Unknown
11.5%
11 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
3.1%
3 Struck By
2.1%
2 Collapse
2.1%
2 Other
1%
1 Fall
1%
1 Assault
1%
1 Out of Air

Nature of fatal injury

35.4%
34 Other
21.9%
21 Heart Attack
18.8%
18 Unknown
17.7%
17 Trauma
4.2%
4 Cerebrovascular Accident
1%
1 Violence
1%
1 Drowning

Age of firefighter when the fatal injury was sustained

1%
1 (Under 21)
4.2%
4 (21 to 25)
7.3%
7 (26 to 30)
11.5%
11 (31 to 40)
31.2%
30 (41 to 50)
24%
23 (51 to 60)
20.8%
20 (61 and Over)
0%
0 (Unknown)
Percent of firefighter fatalities age 40 and under: 24%

Type of activity

25%
24 In-Station Duties
13.5%
13 EMS/Patient Care
13.5%
13 Other
11.5%
11 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
6.2%
6 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
4.2%
4 Scene Safety
4.2%
4 Fitness Activity
3.1%
3 Search and Rescue
3.1%
3 Responding
3.1%
3 Water Supply
2.1%
2 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
2.1%
2 Support
2.1%
2 Not On Scene
2.1%
2 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
1%
1 Incident Command
1%
1 Pump Operations
1%
1 Extrication
1%
1 Unknown

Time of fatal injury

5.2%
5 01:00-02:59
6.2%
6 03:00-04:59
3.1%
3 05:00-06:59
10.4%
10 07:00-08:59
3.1%
3 09:00-10:59
8.3%
8 11:00-12:59
8.3%
8 13:00-14:59
10.4%
10 15:00-16:59
7.3%
7 17:00-18:59
2.1%
2 19:00-20:59
8.3%
8 21:00-22:59
1%
1 23:00-00:59
26%
25 Unknown

Month of the year

15.6%
15 April
13.5%
13 August
13.5%
13 December
10.4%
10 September
10.4%
10 November
9.4%
9 January
5.2%
5 March
5.2%
5 May
4.2%
4 February
4.2%
4 June
4.2%
4 July
4.2%
4 October

Firefighter fatalities by state by location of fire service organization

2.1%
2 Alabama
1%
1 Alaska
2.1%
2 American Samoa
7.3%
7 California
2.1%
2 Colorado
1%
1 Connecticut
3.1%
3 Florida
4.2%
4 Georgia
1%
1 Hawaii
1%
1 Idaho
5.2%
5 Illinois
3.1%
3 Indiana
1%
1 Kansas
2.1%
2 Kentucky
1%
1 Maine
7.3%
7 Michigan
1%
1 Minnesota
4.2%
4 Missouri
1%
1 Montana
1%
1 Nebraska
1%
1 New Hampshire
2.1%
2 New Jersey
6.2%
6 New York
5.2%
5 North Carolina
1%
1 Ohio
1%
1 Oklahoma
1%
1 Oregon
8.3%
8 Pennsylvania
1%
1 Tennessee
11.5%
11 Texas
1%
1 Virginia
1%
1 Washington
6.2%
6 West Virginia
1%
1 Wisconsin