Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jun 19, 1990 to Dec 1, 2016
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 14
Count of Hometown Heroes: 0

Firefighter Classifications

57.1%
 
8 Volunteer
42.9%
 
6 Career
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 0
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 0

Type of Duty

35.7%
 
5 On-Scene Fire
21.4%
 
3 Other On-Duty
14.3%
 
2 On-Scene Non-Fire
14.3%
 
2 Training
7.1%
 
1 After
7.1%
 
1 Responding
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 57.1%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 3

Type of Incident

40%
 
4 Structure Fire
30%
 
3 Not Incident-Related
10%
 
1 Technical Rescue
10%
 
1 Motor Vehicle Accident
10%
 
1 Outside Fire

Cause of Fatal Injury

21.4%
 
3 Stress/Overexertion
21.4%
 
3 Collapse
14.3%
 
2 Other
14.3%
 
2 Struck By
14.3%
 
2 Fall
7.1%
 
1 Exposure
7.1%
 
1 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft

Nature of Fatal Injury

30.8%
 
4 Heart Attack
30.8%
 
4 Trauma
23.1%
 
3 Asphyxiation
7.7%
 
1 Cerebrovascular Accident
7.7%
 
1 Other

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

7.1%
 
1 (Under 21)
0%
 
0 (21 to 25)
14.3%
 
2 (26 to 30)
0%
 
0 (31 to 40)
35.7%
 
5 (41 to 50)
35.7%
 
5 (51 to 60)
7.1%
 
1 (61 and Over)
0%
 
0 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 21.4%

Type of Activity

21.4%
 
3 Search and Rescue
21.4%
 
3 Other
14.3%
 
2 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
7.1%
 
1 Support
7.1%
 
1 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
7.1%
 
1 Pump Operations
7.1%
 
1 In-Station Duties
7.1%
 
1 EMS/Patient Care
7.1%
 
1 Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle

Time of Fatal Injury

28.6%
 
01:00-02:59
0%
 
03:00-04:59
7.1%
 
05:00-06:59
0%
 
07:00-08:59
14.3%
 
09:00-10:59
0%
 
11:00-12:59
0%
 
13:00-14:59
0%
 
15:00-16:59
14.3%
 
17:00-18:59
7.1%
 
19:00-20:59
14.3%
 
21:00-22:59
0%
 
23:00-00:59
14.3%
 
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Month of the Year

21.4%
 
3 September
14.3%
 
2 June
14.3%
 
2 July
14.3%
 
2 December
7.1%
 
1 January
7.1%
 
1 April
7.1%
 
1 February
7.1%
 
1 August
7.1%
 
1 March

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

100%
 
10 Delaware