Firefighter Fatalities

Notifications of firefighter line-of-duty deaths and fatality news and investigations

TX Fire Chief Killed in Fire Truck Rollover

A fire chief in Texas was killed after a rollover crash Wednesday night involving a fire apparatus, according to reports.
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Roswell (GA) Firefighter Found Dead in Fire Station

Firefighter John Kevin Cash, 43, was found deceased at a fire station.
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AK Firefighter Dies from Apparent Heart Attack

A firefighter in Alaska reportedly died as he was readying to go to a call, according to a report from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).
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CT Fire Marshal Dies in Crash After Leaving Fire Scene

Orange (CT) Fire Marshal Timothy P. Smith was returning home after responding to a house fire when his vehicle left the road and hit a tree.
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MN Fire Chief Dies of Apparent Heart Attack

A firefighter in Minnesota has died after responding to an emergency call, according to a report from the U.S. Fire Administration.
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AL Fire Chief Dies from Medical Emergency

Fire Chief John A. Bresnan, 58, was found unresponsive in his office at the Homewood Fire and Rescue Service.
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Roane County (WV) Firefighter Killed in Response Accident

A Roane County volunteer firefighter was killed while responding to a fire, according to a report.
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Lubbock (TX) Fire Lieutenant Dies After Being Struck at Accident Scene

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reported on the death of a Lubbock (TX) firefighter in an accident that also claimed the life of a police officer and injured one other firefighter.
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Man Convicted in Crash That Killed Sumrall (MS) Firefighters

A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty in the the case of a crash that killed two Sumrall firefighters in 2017, according to reports.
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MD Firefighter Dies from Cardiac Arrest

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reported on the death of a 73-year-old Maryland firefighter in late 2019.