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Summary Incident Report

Report dates:
Jan 12, 2008 to Oct 19, 2019
Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities:
109
Count of Hometown Heroes:
4
Data filters that contributed to this report
Duty type Training

Firefighter classifications

46.3%
50 Volunteer
36.1%
39 Career
7.4%
8 Wildland Full-Time
3.7%
4 Paid-on-Call
2.8%
3 Part-Time (Paid)
2.8%
3 Wildland Part-Time
0.93%
1 Industrial
Number of multiple firefighter fatality incidents: 2
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with wildland incidents: 11

Type of duty

100%
109 Training
Percent of fatalities related to emergency duty: 0.9%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with suspicious/incendiary incidents: 0

Type of incident

91.7%
100 Not Incident-Related
3.7%
4 Wildland
1.8%
2 Other
1.8%
2 Motor Vehicle Accident
0.92%
1 Outside Fire

Cause of fatal injury

69.7%
76 Stress/Overexertion
10.1%
11 Other
7.3%
8 Fall
6.4%
7 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
3.7%
4 Exposure
0.92%
1 Assault
0.92%
1 Struck By
0.92%
1 Out of Air

Nature of fatal injury

62.4%
68 Heart Attack
13.8%
15 Trauma
10.1%
11 Other
5.5%
6 Cerebrovascular Accident
4.6%
5 Heat Exhaustion
0.92%
1 Violence
0.92%
1 Crushed
0.92%
1 Asphyxiation
0.92%
1 Unknown

Age of firefighter when the fatal injury was sustained

2.8%
3 (Under 21)
3.7%
4 (21 to 25)
6.4%
7 (26 to 30)
22%
24 (31 to 40)
27.5%
30 (41 to 50)
22.9%
25 (51 to 60)
12.8%
14 (61 and Over)
1.8%
2 (Unknown)
Percent of firefighter fatalities age 40 and under: 35.5%

Type of activity

36.1%
39 Other
28.7%
31 Not On Scene
16.7%
18 Fitness Activity
3.7%
4 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
3.7%
4 Search and Rescue
2.8%
3 Pump Operations
1.9%
2 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
1.9%
2 Unknown
1.9%
2 Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
0.93%
1 In-Station Duties
0.93%
1 Incident Command
0.93%
1 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)

Time of fatal injury

0%
0 01:00-02:59
0%
0 03:00-04:59
0%
0 05:00-06:59
7.3%
8 07:00-08:59
14.7%
16 09:00-10:59
11%
12 11:00-12:59
7.3%
8 13:00-14:59
11.9%
13 15:00-16:59
11.9%
13 17:00-18:59
11.9%
13 19:00-20:59
11.9%
13 21:00-22:59
0.9%
1 23:00-00:59
11%
12 Unknown

Month of the year

13.8%
15 June
10.1%
11 January
10.1%
11 March
10.1%
11 October
9.2%
10 May
9.2%
10 July
8.3%
9 February
7.3%
8 September
7.3%
8 April
6.4%
7 August
4.6%
5 November
3.7%
4 December

Firefighter fatalities by state by location of fire service organization

0.92%
1 APO
2.8%
3 Alabama
0.92%
1 Alaska
2.8%
3 Arizona
1.8%
2 Arkansas
9.2%
10 California
1.8%
2 Colorado
0.92%
1 Delaware
2.8%
3 Florida
2.8%
3 Georgia
0.92%
1 Hawaii
1.8%
2 Idaho
3.7%
4 Illinois
2.8%
3 Indiana
1.8%
2 Iowa
0.92%
1 Kansas
1.8%
2 Kentucky
1.8%
2 Maryland
2.8%
3 Michigan
1.8%
2 Minnesota
1.8%
2 Mississippi
0.92%
1 Missouri
0.92%
1 Nevada
0.92%
1 New Hampshire
2.8%
3 New Jersey
7.3%
8 New York
8.3%
9 North Carolina
3.7%
4 Ohio
0.92%
1 Oklahoma
4.6%
5 Pennsylvania
0.92%
1 South Carolina
0.92%
1 Tennessee
10.1%
11 Texas
0.92%
1 Utah
0.92%
1 Vermont
2.8%
3 Virginia
0.92%
1 Washington
0.92%
1 West Virginia
1.8%
2 Wisconsin
0.92%
1 Wyoming