Firefighter Fatalities

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

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West Peculiar (MO) Firefighter Killed After Fall at Fire

A West Peculiar (MO) firefighter has died after a fall on the fireground while operating at a house fire on Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Godfrey Fire Protection District

Fire Report Takes Critical Look at IL Firefighter LODD

A report from the Illinois Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) was released that examined the March 5, 2019, Bethalto fire in which Godfrey (IL) Fire Capt. Jake Ringering was killed and three others were injured.
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PA Firefighter Dies After Falling Ill

A 40-year-old firefighter in Pennsylvania passed away after falling ill, according to a report from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).
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CO Firefighter Dies After Fall from Roof at Structure Fire

A 46-year-old Colorado firefighter was killed after a fall during fire operations.
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GA Firefighter Passes Away from Cardiac Arrest

A Georgia firefighter has passed away after responding to a residential fire call, according to a report from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).
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New York Firefighter Dies After Falling Ill During Training

A firefighter in New York State has died after falling ill during a training session over the weekend, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
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TX Firefighter Dies After Being Struck

Another firefighter has been killed after being struck by a vehicle, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

U.S. Fire Administration Releases Report on 2018 Firefighter Fatalities

The U.S. Fire Administration's (USFA) annual report on firefighter fatalities in the United States is now available for 2018.

ME Fire Captain Killed in Propane Blast

A Farmington (ME) fire captain was killed in a propane explosion that injured six other firefighters and another person, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

USFA: Pennsylvania On-Duty Death

Lieutenant Cope was part of the engine crew assigned to staging in full PPE and SCBA with masks doffed.