Line of Duty Deaths

Line of Duty Death Reports

Oregon Firefighter Dies on Break from Wildfire

An Oregon firefighter died in a fall while on a break from battling a wildfire in the southern Cascade Range.

Bells to Toll for 4th Annual Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters

Whenever there's a call for help our nation’s firefighters respond without hesitation. They are our local heroes. Thi...

MS Town to Unveil Monument for Fallen Firefighter

Archie Carouthers, an Okolona firefighter who died in the line of duty more than 30 years ago, will be honored for hi...

Bereavement Uniform Program to Attend IAFC Conference

The BUP is a joint effort between the Lighthouse Uniform Company and America's firefighting community, with the share...

Diagnosing Brugada Syndrome

In the world of emergency medical services (EMS), avoiding complacency can often be challenging.


I realize that a lot has changed in the fire service since I left in the beginning of 2008-including several technolo...

Practice Empathetic Listening for a Better Firehouse

How good is your radio? In all emergency services, there is the need for excellent communications.

Final Report on AL Solutions Metal Dust Explosion and Fire that Killed Three in West Virginia Leads CSB to Reemphasize Call for OSHA Combustible Dust Standard

Today the US Chemical Safety Board released its final report, safety recommendations and accompanying safety video in...

Man Gets Probation in Philadelphia Firefighter LODD Case

Hundreds Honor Fallen Houston Firefighter

Hundreds of emergency responders marched Saturday morning in a procession to honor a 21-year-veteran of the Houston F...

Clutter and Hoarding Factors in Recent Fatal Fires

Another danger lurked as fire and smoke swept through the upper floors of a Brooklyn public-housing high-rise: junk.

Public Memorial Set for Fallen Houston Firefighter

A public memorial service has been schedule for Daniel Groover, the 46-year-old verteran Houston Fire Department fire...

Firefighter Dies After Brainard Lake Rescue

A firefighter who helped rescue an injured hiker in western Boulder County is dead after collapsing on the trail.

Funeral Held for FDNY Lieutenant Killed in Brooklyn Fire

More than 6,000 firefighters joined friends and family of a fallen New York City firefighter to celebrate his life an...

Houston Firefighter Dies After Two-Alarm House Fire

A Houston firefighter has died after battling a two-alarm house fire in Kingwood.

Hundreds Pay Tribute to Fallen FDNY Firefighter

Kentucky Fire Chief Succumbs to Injuries from Apparatus Crash

Glencoe (KY) Fire-Rescue Chief Robert "Bud" Glenn Webster Sr. died from complications of a traumatic brain ...

FDNY Reveals Cause of Fire That Killed FDNY Firefighter

An air conditioner electrical cord pinched between a bed frame and wall started the fire that killed Lt. Gordon Ambel...

A Look Back at the Deadly South Canyon Fire

Staten Island Firefighter Dies After Fire at Brooklyn High-Rise

A 40-year-old FDNY lieutenant from Staten Island was killed Saturday night when he became trapped while looking ...

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USFA and NVFC Initiate Study of Emergent Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service

July 28, 2014 The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has initiated a project with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) ...

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November 2013
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