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2018 report on firefighter fatalities in the United States

From the US Fire Administration:

The objective of the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) study “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States” is to identify and analyze all on-duty firefighter fatalities to increase understanding of their causes and how they can be prevented. The study is intended to help identify approaches that could reduce the number of deaths in future years.

On-duty firefighter deaths in 2018

44 Volunteer
33 Career
5 Wildland
82 Firefighters died while on duty.
33 Firefighters died from heart attacks.
42 Firefighters died from activities related to an emergency incident.
30 Firefighters died from activities at a fire scene.
9 Firefighters died while participating in training activities.
10 Firefighters died while responding to or returning from emergency incidents.

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2012 Firefighter fatalities compiled by the US Fire Administration

Annual report on firefighter fatalities in the United States

2012 annual report: overview of findings

Eighty-one firefighters died while on duty in 2012.

  • The total break down included 42 volunteer, 28 career, and 11 wildland agency firefighters.
  • There were four multiple firefighter fatality incidents claiming a total of 10 firefighters.
  • Fifteen firefighters died in duties associated with wildland fires.
  • Activities related to emergency incidents resulted in the deaths of 45 firefighters.
  • Twenty-two firefighters died while engaging in activities at the scene of a fire.
  • Seventeen firefighters died while responding to or returning from 16 emergency incidents.
  • Eighteen firefighters died as the result of 14 vehicle crashes, six involving POVs, six involving apparatus, and six from two separate incidents involving aircraft.
  • Heart attacks were the most frequent cause of death with 39 firefighter deaths.
  • Eight firefighters died while they were engaged in training activities.
  • Twelve firefighters died after the conclusion of their on-duty activity.

The 2012 report on Firefighter Fatalities in the United States may be downloaded HERE.

2012 report on firefighter fatalities in the US

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