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Summary Incident Report

Report dates:
Jan 4, 2022 to Sep 23, 2022
Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities:
73
Count of Hometown Heroes:
10
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Firefighter classifications

45.2%
33 Career
45.2%
33 Volunteer
8.2%
6 Wildland Contract
1.4%
1 Wildland Full-Time
Number of multiple firefighter fatality incidents: 3
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with wildland incidents: 7

Type of duty

35.6%
26 On-Scene Fire
28.8%
21 Other On-Duty
16.4%
12 On-Scene Non-Fire
12.3%
9 Responding
4.1%
3 Returning
2.7%
2 Training
Percent of fatalities related to emergency duty: 72.6%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with suspicious/incendiary incidents: 1

Type of incident

23.3%
17 Wildland
23.3%
17 Not Incident-Related
20.5%
15 Structure Fire
11%
8 Motor Vehicle Accident
9.6%
7 Emergency Medical Services
8.2%
6 Other
2.7%
2 Weather/Disaster Response
1.4%
1 Outside Fire

Cause of fatal injury

27.4%
20 Stress/Overexertion
19.2%
14 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
17.8%
13 Unknown
9.6%
7 Exposure
8.2%
6 Struck By
6.8%
5 Collapse
2.7%
2 Other
2.7%
2 Caught or Trapped
1.4%
1 Assault
1.4%
1 Fall
1.4%
1 Out of Air
1.4%
1 Contact With

Nature of fatal injury

34.2%
25 Trauma
26%
19 Heart Attack
17.8%
13 Unknown
8.2%
6 Covid-19
4.1%
3 Crushed
4.1%
3 Burns
1.4%
1 Violence
1.4%
1 Drowning
1.4%
1 Cerebrovascular Accident
1.4%
1 Other

Age of firefighter when the fatal injury was sustained

1.4%
1 (Under 21)
8.2%
6 (21 to 25)
5.5%
4 (26 to 30)
20.5%
15 (31 to 40)
17.8%
13 (41 to 50)
26%
19 (51 to 60)
19.2%
14 (61 and Over)
1.4%
1 (Unknown)
Percent of firefighter fatalities age 40 and under: 36.1%

Type of activity

28.8%
21 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
19.2%
14 In-Station Duties
11%
8 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
11%
8 EMS/Patient Care
11%
8 Other
4.1%
3 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
2.7%
2 Support
2.7%
2 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
2.7%
2 Search and Rescue
1.4%
1 Pump Operations
1.4%
1 Setup
1.4%
1 Responding
1.4%
1 Scene Safety
1.4%
1 Fitness Activity

Time of fatal injury

2.7%
2 01:00-02:59
4.1%
3 03:00-04:59
8.2%
6 05:00-06:59
9.6%
7 07:00-08:59
4.1%
3 09:00-10:59
12.3%
9 11:00-12:59
13.7%
10 13:00-14:59
11%
8 15:00-16:59
11%
8 17:00-18:59
8.2%
6 19:00-20:59
2.7%
2 21:00-22:59
6.8%
5 23:00-00:59
5.5%
4 Unknown

Month of the year

17.8%
13 January
13.7%
10 February
12.3%
9 March
12.3%
9 April
11%
8 May
11%
8 June
11%
8 July
8.2%
6 August
2.7%
2 September

Firefighter fatalities by state by location of fire service organization

5.5%
4 Alabama
1.4%
1 Alaska
2.7%
2 Arizona
8.2%
6 California
4.1%
3 Colorado
1.4%
1 Connecticut
1.4%
1 Delaware
4.1%
3 Florida
4.1%
3 Idaho
1.4%
1 Indiana
1.4%
1 Iowa
1.4%
1 Kansas
1.4%
1 Kentucky
5.5%
4 Maryland
1.4%
1 Michigan
1.4%
1 Minnesota
1.4%
1 Mississippi
2.7%
2 Missouri
2.7%
2 Nebraska
1.4%
1 New Jersey
2.7%
2 New Mexico
6.8%
5 New York
5.5%
4 North Carolina
2.7%
2 Ohio
2.7%
2 Oklahoma
2.7%
2 Oregon
4.1%
3 Pennsylvania
5.5%
4 Tennessee
5.5%
4 Texas
1.4%
1 Virginia
1.4%
1 West Virginia
4.1%
3 Wisconsin