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Summary Incident Report

Report dates:
Jan 1, 2021 to Jun 10, 2021
Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities:
48
Count of Hometown Heroes:
5
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Firefighter classifications

58.3%
28 Career
33.3%
16 Volunteer
4.2%
2 Paid-on-Call
2.1%
1 Wildland Part-Time
2.1%
1 Wildland Full-Time
Number of multiple firefighter fatality incidents: 0
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with wildland incidents: 2

Type of duty

35.4%
17 Other On-Duty
27.1%
13 On-Scene Fire
20.8%
10 On-Scene Non-Fire
10.4%
5 Training
6.2%
3 Responding
Percent of fatalities related to emergency duty: 52.1%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with suspicious/incendiary incidents: 0

Type of incident

29.2%
14 Other
18.8%
9 Structure Fire
18.8%
9 Not Incident-Related
12.5%
6 Emergency Medical Services
8.3%
4 Motor Vehicle Accident
8.3%
4 Wildland
2.1%
1 Outside Fire
2.1%
1 Vehicle Fire

Cause of fatal injury

41.7%
20 Exposure
20.8%
10 Stress/Overexertion
18.8%
9 Unknown
6.2%
3 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
4.2%
2 Collapse
2.1%
1 Caught or Trapped
2.1%
1 Struck By
2.1%
1 Assault
2.1%
1 Other

Nature of fatal injury

41.7%
20 Covid-19
18.8%
9 Unknown
18.8%
9 Heart Attack
16.7%
8 Trauma
2.1%
1 Cerebrovascular Accident
2.1%
1 Violence

Age of firefighter when the fatal injury was sustained

4.2%
2 (Under 21)
4.2%
2 (21 to 25)
6.2%
3 (26 to 30)
12.5%
6 (31 to 40)
16.7%
8 (41 to 50)
29.2%
14 (51 to 60)
27.1%
13 (61 and Over)
0%
0 (Unknown)
Percent of firefighter fatalities age 40 and under: 27.1%

Type of activity

33.3%
16 In-Station Duties
12.5%
6 EMS/Patient Care
10.4%
5 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
8.3%
4 Other
6.2%
3 Search and Rescue
6.2%
3 Incident Command
6.2%
3 Fitness Activity
4.2%
2 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
4.2%
2 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
2.1%
1 Support
2.1%
1 Water Supply
2.1%
1 Extrication
2.1%
1 Scene Safety

Time of fatal injury

2.1%
1 01:00-02:59
8.3%
4 03:00-04:59
6.2%
3 05:00-06:59
16.7%
8 07:00-08:59
8.3%
4 09:00-10:59
6.2%
3 11:00-12:59
8.3%
4 13:00-14:59
6.2%
3 15:00-16:59
10.4%
5 17:00-18:59
8.3%
4 19:00-20:59
4.2%
2 21:00-22:59
2.1%
1 23:00-00:59
12.5%
6 Unknown

Month of the year

29.2%
14 January
25%
12 March
16.7%
8 February
14.6%
7 April
8.3%
4 June
6.2%
3 May

Firefighter fatalities by state by location of fire service organization

2.1%
1 Alabama
2.1%
1 Arizona
2.1%
1 Arkansas
8.3%
4 California
2.1%
1 Colorado
2.1%
1 Connecticut
2.1%
1 Delaware
2.1%
1 Florida
2.1%
1 Georgia
2.1%
1 Indiana
4.2%
2 Kentucky
2.1%
1 Louisiana
2.1%
1 Maryland
2.1%
1 Michigan
2.1%
1 Mississippi
2.1%
1 Montana
2.1%
1 Nebraska
4.2%
2 New Jersey
2.1%
1 New Mexico
4.2%
2 New York
4.2%
2 North Carolina
4.2%
2 Ohio
4.2%
2 Oklahoma
10.4%
5 Pennsylvania
4.2%
2 South Carolina
6.2%
3 Tennessee
6.2%
3 Texas
4.2%
2 West Virginia
2.1%
1 Wyoming