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Summary Incident Report

Report dates:
Jan 1, 2021 to Nov 27, 2021
Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities:
128
Count of Hometown Heroes:
9
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Firefighter classifications

53.9%
69 Career
35.2%
45 Volunteer
3.1%
4 Paid-on-Call
3.1%
4 Wildland Contract
2.3%
3 Wildland Part-Time
1.6%
2 Wildland Full-Time
0.78%
1 Part-Time (Paid)
Number of multiple firefighter fatality incidents: 1
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with wildland incidents: 9

Type of duty

31.2%
40 On-Scene Non-Fire
28.9%
37 Other On-Duty
26.6%
34 On-Scene Fire
6.2%
8 Responding
5.5%
7 Training
1.6%
2 Returning
Percent of fatalities related to emergency duty: 68%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with suspicious/incendiary incidents: 0

Type of incident

24.2%
31 Emergency Medical Services
21.1%
27 Other
14.8%
19 Structure Fire
14.1%
18 Not Incident-Related
11.7%
15 Wildland
10.2%
13 Motor Vehicle Accident
2.3%
3 Vehicle Fire
0.78%
1 Outside Fire
0.78%
1 Hazmat

Cause of fatal injury

47.7%
61 Exposure
15.6%
20 Stress/Overexertion
14.1%
18 Unknown
8.6%
11 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
4.7%
6 Struck By
2.3%
3 Caught or Trapped
2.3%
3 Other
1.6%
2 Collapse
0.78%
1 Assault
0.78%
1 Suicide
0.78%
1 Contact With
0.78%
1 Fall

Nature of fatal injury

47.7%
61 Covid-19
17.2%
22 Trauma
15.6%
20 Heart Attack
14.1%
18 Unknown
1.6%
2 Other
1.6%
2 Burns
0.78%
1 Cerebrovascular Accident
0.78%
1 Violence
0.78%
1 Electrocution

Age of firefighter when the fatal injury was sustained

1.6%
2 (Under 21)
3.9%
5 (21 to 25)
4.7%
6 (26 to 30)
15.6%
20 (31 to 40)
20.3%
26 (41 to 50)
30.5%
39 (51 to 60)
23.4%
30 (61 and Over)
0%
0 (Unknown)
Percent of firefighter fatalities age 40 and under: 25.8%

Type of activity

23.4%
30 EMS/Patient Care
23.4%
30 In-Station Duties
12.5%
16 Other
12.5%
16 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
3.9%
5 Fitness Activity
3.1%
4 Search and Rescue
3.1%
4 Support
3.1%
4 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
3.1%
4 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
2.3%
3 Incident Command
2.3%
3 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
1.6%
2 Extrication
1.6%
2 Scene Safety
1.6%
2 Pump Operations
0.78%
1 Water Supply
0.78%
1 Not On Scene
0.78%
1 Responding

Time of fatal injury

3.1%
4 01:00-02:59
3.9%
5 03:00-04:59
3.9%
5 05:00-06:59
21.9%
28 07:00-08:59
6.2%
8 09:00-10:59
7%
9 11:00-12:59
8.6%
11 13:00-14:59
6.2%
8 15:00-16:59
8.6%
11 17:00-18:59
6.2%
8 19:00-20:59
6.2%
8 21:00-22:59
1.6%
2 23:00-00:59
16.4%
21 Unknown

Month of the year

18%
23 September
15.6%
20 August
10.9%
14 January
10.9%
14 October
9.4%
12 March
7.8%
10 June
6.2%
8 February
6.2%
8 July
6.2%
8 November
5.5%
7 April
3.1%
4 May

Firefighter fatalities by state by location of fire service organization

0.78%
1 Alabama
0.78%
1 Alaska
3.9%
5 Arizona
3.1%
4 Arkansas
5.5%
7 California
3.9%
5 Colorado
1.6%
2 Connecticut
0.78%
1 Delaware
6.2%
8 Florida
3.9%
5 Georgia
0.78%
1 Idaho
2.3%
3 Illinois
2.3%
3 Indiana
1.6%
2 Kansas
2.3%
3 Kentucky
0.78%
1 Louisiana
2.3%
3 Maryland
1.6%
2 Michigan
2.3%
3 Mississippi
0.78%
1 Missouri
1.6%
2 Montana
0.78%
1 Nebraska
4.7%
6 New Jersey
1.6%
2 New Mexico
2.3%
3 New York
6.2%
8 North Carolina
5.5%
7 Ohio
1.6%
2 Oklahoma
0.78%
1 Oregon
6.2%
8 Pennsylvania
2.3%
3 South Carolina
3.9%
5 Tennessee
7%
9 Texas
0.78%
1 Utah
0.78%
1 Virgin Islands
0.78%
1 Virginia
1.6%
2 Washington
1.6%
2 West Virginia
0.78%
1 Wisconsin
1.6%
2 Wyoming