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Summary Incident Report

Report dates:
Jan 1, 2021 to May 12, 2021
Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities:
43
Count of Hometown Heroes:
3
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Firefighter classifications

60.5%
26 Career
32.6%
14 Volunteer
4.7%
2 Paid-on-Call
2.3%
1 Wildland Part-Time
Number of multiple firefighter fatality incidents: 0
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with wildland incidents: 1

Type of duty

37.2%
16 Other On-Duty
25.6%
11 On-Scene Fire
23.3%
10 On-Scene Non-Fire
9.3%
4 Training
4.7%
2 Responding
Percent of fatalities related to emergency duty: 51.2%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with suspicious/incendiary incidents: 0

Type of incident

32.6%
14 Other
20.9%
9 Structure Fire
16.3%
7 Not Incident-Related
14%
6 Emergency Medical Services
7%
3 Motor Vehicle Accident
7%
3 Wildland
2.3%
1 Outside Fire

Cause of fatal injury

46.5%
20 Exposure
20.9%
9 Unknown
18.6%
8 Stress/Overexertion
4.7%
2 Collapse
4.7%
2 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
2.3%
1 Caught or Trapped
2.3%
1 Struck By

Nature of fatal injury

46.5%
20 Covid-19
20.9%
9 Unknown
16.3%
7 Heart Attack
14%
6 Trauma
2.3%
1 Cerebrovascular Accident

Age of firefighter when the fatal injury was sustained

4.7%
2 (Under 21)
4.7%
2 (21 to 25)
7%
3 (26 to 30)
11.6%
5 (31 to 40)
16.3%
7 (41 to 50)
27.9%
12 (51 to 60)
27.9%
12 (61 and Over)
0%
0 (Unknown)
Percent of firefighter fatalities age 40 and under: 27.9%

Type of activity

34.9%
15 In-Station Duties
14%
6 EMS/Patient Care
9.3%
4 Other
7%
3 Search and Rescue
7%
3 Incident Command
7%
3 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
4.7%
2 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
4.7%
2 Fitness Activity
2.3%
1 Support
2.3%
1 Water Supply
2.3%
1 Extrication
2.3%
1 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
2.3%
1 Scene Safety

Time of fatal injury

2.3%
1 01:00-02:59
9.3%
4 03:00-04:59
4.7%
2 05:00-06:59
16.3%
7 07:00-08:59
7%
3 09:00-10:59
7%
3 11:00-12:59
7%
3 13:00-14:59
7%
3 15:00-16:59
11.6%
5 17:00-18:59
9.3%
4 19:00-20:59
4.7%
2 21:00-22:59
2.3%
1 23:00-00:59
11.6%
5 Unknown

Month of the year

32.6%
14 January
27.9%
12 March
18.6%
8 February
16.3%
7 April
4.7%
2 May

Firefighter fatalities by state by location of fire service organization

2.3%
1 Alabama
2.3%
1 Arizona
2.3%
1 Arkansas
4.7%
2 California
2.3%
1 Colorado
2.3%
1 Connecticut
2.3%
1 Delaware
2.3%
1 Florida
2.3%
1 Georgia
2.3%
1 Indiana
4.7%
2 Kentucky
2.3%
1 Louisiana
2.3%
1 Maryland
2.3%
1 Michigan
2.3%
1 Mississippi
2.3%
1 Nebraska
4.7%
2 New Jersey
2.3%
1 New Mexico
4.7%
2 New York
4.7%
2 Ohio
4.7%
2 Oklahoma
11.6%
5 Pennsylvania
4.7%
2 South Carolina
7%
3 Tennessee
7%
3 Texas
4.7%
2 West Virginia
2.3%
1 Wyoming