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Summary Incident Report

Report dates:
Jan 1, 2021 to Apr 4, 2021
Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities:
34
Count of Hometown Heroes:
3
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Firefighter classifications

58.8%
20 Career
38.2%
13 Volunteer
2.9%
1 Paid-on-Call
Number of multiple firefighter fatality incidents: 0
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with wildland incidents: 0

Type of duty

38.2%
13 Other On-Duty
23.5%
8 On-Scene Non-Fire
20.6%
7 On-Scene Fire
11.8%
4 Training
5.9%
2 Responding
Percent of fatalities related to emergency duty: 50%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with suspicious/incendiary incidents: 0

Type of incident

41.2%
14 Other
20.6%
7 Structure Fire
14.7%
5 Emergency Medical Services
11.8%
4 Not Incident-Related
5.9%
2 Motor Vehicle Accident
5.9%
2 Wildland

Cause of fatal injury

50%
17 Exposure
20.6%
7 Stress/Overexertion
17.6%
6 Unknown
5.9%
2 Collapse
2.9%
1 Caught or Trapped
2.9%
1 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft

Nature of fatal injury

50%
17 Covid-19
17.6%
6 Unknown
17.6%
6 Heart Attack
11.8%
4 Trauma
2.9%
1 Cerebrovascular Accident

Age of firefighter when the fatal injury was sustained

0%
0 (Under 21)
5.9%
2 (21 to 25)
5.9%
2 (26 to 30)
8.8%
3 (31 to 40)
20.6%
7 (41 to 50)
29.4%
10 (51 to 60)
29.4%
10 (61 and Over)
0%
0 (Unknown)
Percent of firefighter fatalities age 40 and under: 20.6%

Type of activity

41.2%
14 In-Station Duties
14.7%
5 EMS/Patient Care
8.8%
3 Search and Rescue
5.9%
2 Other
5.9%
2 Incident Command
5.9%
2 Fitness Activity
2.9%
1 Support
2.9%
1 Water Supply
2.9%
1 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
2.9%
1 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
2.9%
1 Extrication
2.9%
1 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle

Time of fatal injury

0%
0 01:00-02:59
8.8%
3 03:00-04:59
2.9%
1 05:00-06:59
17.6%
6 07:00-08:59
8.8%
3 09:00-10:59
8.8%
3 11:00-12:59
2.9%
1 13:00-14:59
5.9%
2 15:00-16:59
11.8%
4 17:00-18:59
11.8%
4 19:00-20:59
5.9%
2 21:00-22:59
0%
0 23:00-00:59
14.7%
5 Unknown

Month of the year

41.2%
14 January
32.4%
11 March
23.5%
8 February
2.9%
1 April

Firefighter fatalities by state by location of fire service organization

2.9%
1 Arkansas
5.9%
2 California
2.9%
1 Colorado
2.9%
1 Florida
2.9%
1 Indiana
5.9%
2 Kentucky
2.9%
1 Louisiana
2.9%
1 Maryland
2.9%
1 Michigan
2.9%
1 Mississippi
2.9%
1 Nebraska
5.9%
2 New Jersey
2.9%
1 New Mexico
5.9%
2 New York
5.9%
2 Oklahoma
14.7%
5 Pennsylvania
5.9%
2 South Carolina
8.8%
3 Tennessee
5.9%
2 Texas
5.9%
2 West Virginia