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Summary Incident Report

Report dates:
Jan 1, 2021 to Dec 28, 2021
Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities:
141
Count of Hometown Heroes:
10
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Firefighter classifications

54.6%
77 Career
34%
48 Volunteer
3.5%
5 Wildland Contract
2.8%
4 Paid-on-Call
2.1%
3 Wildland Part-Time
1.4%
2 Wildland Full-Time
1.4%
2 Part-Time (Paid)
Number of multiple firefighter fatality incidents: 1
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with wildland incidents: 10

Type of duty

29.8%
42 On-Scene Non-Fire
29.8%
42 Other On-Duty
27.7%
39 On-Scene Fire
5.7%
8 Training
5.7%
8 Responding
1.4%
2 Returning
Percent of fatalities related to emergency duty: 66.7%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with suspicious/incendiary incidents: 0

Type of incident

22%
31 Emergency Medical Services
19.9%
28 Other
16.3%
23 Structure Fire
15.6%
22 Not Incident-Related
11.3%
16 Wildland
10.6%
15 Motor Vehicle Accident
2.1%
3 Vehicle Fire
0.71%
1 Outside Fire
0.71%
1 Hazmat
0.71%
1 Unknown

Cause of fatal injury

44.7%
63 Exposure
16.3%
23 Stress/Overexertion
15.6%
22 Unknown
9.2%
13 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
5%
7 Struck By
2.8%
4 Other
2.1%
3 Caught or Trapped
1.4%
2 Collapse
0.71%
1 Assault
0.71%
1 Suicide
0.71%
1 Contact With
0.71%
1 Fall

Nature of fatal injury

44.7%
63 Covid-19
18.4%
26 Trauma
17%
24 Heart Attack
14.9%
21 Unknown
1.4%
2 Other
1.4%
2 Burns
0.71%
1 Cerebrovascular Accident
0.71%
1 Violence
0.71%
1 Electrocution

Age of firefighter when the fatal injury was sustained

1.4%
2 (Under 21)
3.5%
5 (21 to 25)
5.7%
8 (26 to 30)
16.3%
23 (31 to 40)
19.9%
28 (41 to 50)
31.2%
44 (51 to 60)
22%
31 (61 and Over)
0%
0 (Unknown)
Percent of firefighter fatalities age 40 and under: 27%

Type of activity

24.8%
35 In-Station Duties
21.3%
30 EMS/Patient Care
13.5%
19 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
11.3%
16 Other
4.3%
6 Incident Command
4.3%
6 Fitness Activity
2.8%
4 Search and Rescue
2.8%
4 Support
2.8%
4 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
2.8%
4 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
2.1%
3 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
1.4%
2 Extrication
1.4%
2 Scene Safety
1.4%
2 Pump Operations
0.71%
1 Water Supply
0.71%
1 Not On Scene
0.71%
1 Responding
0.71%
1 Salvage and Overhaul

Time of fatal injury

3.5%
5 01:00-02:59
4.3%
6 03:00-04:59
3.5%
5 05:00-06:59
22.7%
32 07:00-08:59
5.7%
8 09:00-10:59
6.4%
9 11:00-12:59
7.8%
11 13:00-14:59
6.4%
9 15:00-16:59
9.2%
13 17:00-18:59
5.7%
8 19:00-20:59
5.7%
8 21:00-22:59
2.1%
3 23:00-00:59
17%
24 Unknown

Month of the year

16.3%
23 September
14.2%
20 August
9.9%
14 January
9.9%
14 October
8.5%
12 March
7.8%
11 December
7.1%
10 June
7.1%
10 November
5.7%
8 February
5.7%
8 July
5%
7 April
2.8%
4 May

Firefighter fatalities by state by location of fire service organization

0.71%
1 Alabama
0.71%
1 Alaska
3.5%
5 Arizona
3.5%
5 Arkansas
5%
7 California
4.3%
6 Colorado
1.4%
2 Connecticut
0.71%
1 Delaware
5.7%
8 Florida
3.5%
5 Georgia
0.71%
1 Idaho
3.5%
5 Illinois
2.1%
3 Indiana
1.4%
2 Kansas
2.1%
3 Kentucky
1.4%
2 Louisiana
2.1%
3 Maryland
1.4%
2 Michigan
0.71%
1 Minnesota
2.1%
3 Mississippi
1.4%
2 Missouri
1.4%
2 Montana
0.71%
1 Nebraska
5.7%
8 New Jersey
1.4%
2 New Mexico
3.5%
5 New York
5.7%
8 North Carolina
5.7%
8 Ohio
1.4%
2 Oklahoma
0.71%
1 Oregon
5.7%
8 Pennsylvania
2.1%
3 South Carolina
3.5%
5 Tennessee
7.1%
10 Texas
0.71%
1 Utah
0.71%
1 Virgin Islands
0.71%
1 Virginia
1.4%
2 Washington
1.4%
2 West Virginia
0.71%
1 Wisconsin
1.4%
2 Wyoming