Summary incident report

Report Dates: Jan 12, 1991 to Apr 17, 2019
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 14
Count of Hometown Heroes: 0

Firefighter Classifications

85.7%
 
12 Volunteer
7.1%
 
1 Wildland Full-Time
7.1%
 
1 Wildland Part-Time
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 1
Number of Firefighter Fatalities Associated with Wildland Incidents: 2

Type of Duty

71.4%
 
10 On-Scene Fire
7.1%
 
1 Other On-Duty
7.1%
 
1 On-Scene Non-Fire
7.1%
 
1 After
7.1%
 
1 Responding
Percent of Fatalities Related to Emergency Duty: 85.7%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with Suspicious/Incendiary incidents: 0

Type of Incident

38.5%
 
5 Structure Fire
30.8%
 
4 Wildland
15.4%
 
2 Outside Fire
7.7%
 
1 Motor Vehicle Accident
7.7%
 
1 Unknown

Cause of Fatal Injury

28.6%
 
4 Stress/Overexertion
21.4%
 
3 Fall
14.3%
 
2 Caught or Trapped
14.3%
 
2 Struck By
7.1%
 
1 Other
7.1%
 
1 Exposure
7.1%
 
1 Collapse

Nature of Fatal Injury

35.7%
 
5 Trauma
28.6%
 
4 Heart Attack
21.4%
 
3 Burns
14.3%
 
2 Asphyxiation

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained

7.1%
 
1 (Under 21)
21.4%
 
3 (21 to 25)
0%
 
0 (26 to 30)
14.3%
 
2 (31 to 40)
28.6%
 
4 (41 to 50)
7.1%
 
1 (51 to 60)
14.3%
 
2 (61 and Over)
7.1%
 
1 (Unknown)
Percent of Firefighter Fatalities Age 40 and Under: 46.2%

Type of Activity

53.8%
 
7 Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
15.4%
 
2 Support
7.7%
 
1 Search and Rescue
7.7%
 
1 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
7.7%
 
1 Incident Command
7.7%
 
1 Responding

Time of Fatal Injury

0%
 
01:00-02:59
0%
 
03:00-04:59
0%
 
05:00-06:59
21.4%
 
07:00-08:59
0%
 
09:00-10:59
0%
 
11:00-12:59
14.3%
 
13:00-14:59
28.6%
 
15:00-16:59
14.3%
 
17:00-18:59
0%
 
19:00-20:59
7.1%
 
21:00-22:59
0%
 
23:00-00:59
14.3%
 
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Month of the Year

28.6%
 
4 September
21.4%
 
3 April
14.3%
 
2 August
14.3%
 
2 July
7.1%
 
1 January
7.1%
 
1 March
7.1%
 
1 October

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization

100%
 
13 South Dakota