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Summary Incident Report

Report dates:
Oct 24, 1997 to Oct 27, 2019
Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities:
8
Count of Hometown Heroes:
0
Data filters that contributed to this report
Gender Male

Firefighter classifications

100%
8 Career
Number of multiple firefighter fatality incidents: 1
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with wildland incidents: 0

Type of duty

62.5%
5 On-Scene Fire
25%
2 Other On-Duty
12.5%
1 After
Percent of fatalities related to emergency duty: 62.5%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with suspicious/incendiary incidents: 0

Type of incident

50%
2 Not Incident-Related
25%
1 Other
25%
1 Structure Fire

Cause of fatal injury

62.5%
5 Stress/Overexertion
25%
2 Caught or Trapped
12.5%
1 Exposure

Nature of fatal injury

57.1%
4 Heart Attack
28.6%
2 Burns
14.3%
1 Other

Age of firefighter when the fatal injury was sustained

0%
0 (Under 21)
0%
0 (21 to 25)
25%
2 (26 to 30)
25%
2 (31 to 40)
25%
2 (41 to 50)
12.5%
1 (51 to 60)
12.5%
1 (61 and Over)
0%
0 (Unknown)
Percent of firefighter fatalities age 40 and under: 50%

Type of activity

62.5%
5 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
25%
2 Not On Scene
12.5%
1 In-Station Duties

Time of fatal injury

0%
0 01:00-02:59
0%
0 03:00-04:59
37.5%
3 05:00-06:59
12.5%
1 07:00-08:59
12.5%
1 09:00-10:59
0%
0 11:00-12:59
0%
0 13:00-14:59
0%
0 15:00-16:59
0%
0 17:00-18:59
0%
0 19:00-20:59
0%
0 21:00-22:59
37.5%
3 23:00-00:59
0%
0 Unknown

Month of the year

50%
4 May
25%
2 October
25%
2 July

Firefighter fatalities by state by location of fire service organization

100%
4 District of Columbia