USFA: 87 LODDs in 2010

According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA) report "Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2010," 87 on-duty firefighters from 31 states lost their lives as the result of 83 fatal incidents that occurred in 2010. This is the second consecutive year of substantially fewer firefighter line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) in the United States. During the previous six-year period of 2004-2009, the average number of annual LODDs was 112. An overview of the 87 firefighters who died while on duty in 2010 follows: Nine of the firefighters were from Illinois; New York and Ohio each had eight firefighter deaths. Fifty-six were from volunteer departments, 28 from career depar...

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