Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 12, 2008 to Oct 19, 2019
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 109
Count of Hometown Heroes: 4

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%
 
01:00-02:59
0%
 
03:00-04:59
0%
 
05:00-06:59
7.3%
 
07:00-08:59
14.7%
 
16 09:00-10:59
11%
 
12 11:00-12:59
7.3%
 
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%
 
23:00-00:59
11%
 
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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