Line of Duty Deaths

Line of Duty Death Reports

Etowah County (AL) Rescuer Dies During Search for Missing Kayaker

One of the rescuers on that recovery mission on the Coosa River in Gadsden has died.

Thousands Gather for Funeral of Firefighter Steven Ackerman

Steven Ackerman died in a Brandon fire last Sunday night.

Nebraska Fire Captain Dies After Collapsing at Scene

A Nebraska firefighter died after collapsing at the scene of a vehicle fire last week.

Pennsylvania Fire Police Lieutenant Dies After Collapsing

A 71-year-old fire police lieutenant died after collapsing in Pennsylvania.

The Tactical Gap

In "The American Fire Service Leadership Pandemic" (Fire Engineering, April 2014, http://bit.ly/1lm6Kyq), t...

Federal Investigators Join Cincinnati Firefighter Death Investigation

Federal investigators are expected to arrive in the coming days to help find out why Cincinnati firefighter Daryl Gor...

Widow of Dallas Firefighter Calls for Change at Dallas Fire-Rescue

The widow of Stanley Wilson, a Dallas firefighter killed in the line of duty nearly two years ago, announced Tuesday ...

Fallen Dallas Firefighter's Widow to Host Press Conference

The widow of Dallas firefighter Stanley Wilson, who was killed in the line of duty, will speak at a news confere...

Firefighter Among Two Dead in South Dakota Fire

A firefighter and a civilian died in a Sunday night house fire in Brandon, South Dakota.

Hartford Fire Department Cited for Violations in Fatal Fire

The state Department of Labor has cited the city of Hartford and Hartford Fire Department for five "serious"...

Pennsylvania Fire Police Captain Dies After Falling Ill

A 95-year-old fire police captain died after falling ill while directing traffic during a February fire operation in ...

Firefighting Pilot, Firefighter Die in Mississippi Helicopter Crash

A United States Forest Service pilot and firefighter died in a helicopter crash earlier this week in Mississippi.

Somerville (NJ) Firefighter Dies from Heart Attack

Barry Van Horn became the second borough firefighter to die this month when he suffered a heart attack after a servic...

New Jersey Firefighter Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

A 63-year-old New Jersey firefighter has passed away after suffering a heart attack.

Elevator Where Cincinnati Firefighter Died Cited Many Times

City inspectors have repeatedly cited the elevator in the Madisonville apartment building where a Cincinnati firefigh...

Memorial Honors Firefighters Killed in West (TX) Explosion

First responders who died in the deadly fertilizer explosion in West were honored at the Texas State Capitol.

Chicago Firefighter Badge Added to Wall of Fallen Heroes

A Chicago firefighter who was killed in the line of duty has had his badge added to the Wall of Fallen Heroes at the ...

Boston Firefighters' Legacy Continues Year After Fire

The Boston Globe reports  Kristen Walsh still wears her husband's sweat shirts and his New England Patriots...

Cause of Fire that Killed Philadelphia Firefighter "Undetermined"

Fire officials say they have not been able to determine the cause of a December fire that killed a Philadelphia firef...

Mississippi Firefighter Dies After Heart Attack

A Mississippi firefighter has died after suffering a heart attack after a fire call.

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