FIRE FIGHTER FATALITY INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAM

Updated April 20, 2020

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Pending Investigations
Report No. Incident Date Event Description
2008-24 05/31/2008 Trainee Dies after Live-Fire Training – Oklahoma
2012-12 04/07/2012 Volunteer Fire Chief killed by roof collapse at a restaurant / bar fire – Tennessee
2016-09 06/06/2016 Volunteer fire fighter drowns during SCUBA recovery operation – North Carolina
2016-10 01/11/2016 Career fire fighter suffers cardiac arrest after responding to multiple emergency calls – Illinois
2016-11 12/04/2015 Career fire fighter suffers medical emergency while performing CPR on patient – Illinois
2016-19 09/09/2016 Career fire fighter dies and two others injured following fire apparatus crash responding to a trailer fire – Mississippi
2016-20 05/25/2015 Acting Battalion Chief suffers cardiac arrest following work shift – Tennessee
2016-22 04/17/2016 Career Lieutenant suffers heart attack at structure fire – Tennessee
2016-23 10/31/2016 Career Fire Fighter suffers cardiac arrest while on duty – Ohio
2017-01 06/16/2016 Part time fire fighter dies following physical fitness training – North Carolina
2017-05 10/29/2016 Career fire fighter suffers heart attack following work-related injury – Colorado
2017-08 02/11/2017 Career fire fighter suffers cardiac arrest while on duty – Iowa
2017-09 03/17/2017 Career fire fighter found unresponsive in quarters following end of shift – Iowa
2017-16 06/10/2017 Career fire fighter becomes ill and dies while working on the exterior of a residential trailer home fire – Illinois
2017-17 07/08/2017 Career wildland fire engine operator falls ill during physical fitness drill and dies – California
2017-18 03/02/2017 Career fire fighter falls ill and dies while working at structure fire – Georgia
2018-03 01/06/2018 Career lieutenant dies following structural collapse at rowhouse fire – Pennsylvania
2018-04 10/23/2017 Volunteer fire fighter suffers medical emergency during vehicle extrication training – New Jersey
2018-09 05/28/2018 Career fire fighter dies during public safety SCUBA dive rescue operation for missing boater – Illinois
2018-12 07/10/2018 Career fire fighter killed by natural gas explosion at a tavern – Wisconsin
2018-13 07/23/2018 Career fire fighter falls thru floor at residential house fire – Maryland
2018-14 07/29/2017 Career fire fighter suffers heart attack after working two separate structure fires – Michigan
2018-15 06/25/2018 Fire Cadet suffers medical emergency during physical fitness training at fire academy – Texas
2018-16 06/27/2018 Career Lieutenant suffers medical emergency during fireground survival training course – Pennsylvania
2018-17 04/21/2018 Inmate wildland fire fighter trainee collapses and dies during training hike – California
2018-18 12/09/2018 Career fire fighter dies after being trapped in 3 story apartment building fire – Massachusetts
2019-01 01/05/2019 Career Lieutenant killed and fire fighter seriously injured by explosion while fighting fire at grain processing facility – Iowa
2019-02 03/01/2019 Career captain dies in flashover in residential apartment building – Maine
2019-03 03/05/2019 Career captain killed by structural collapse at residential structure fire – Illinois
2019-04 10/17/2018 Probationary fire fighter collapses and dies following SCBA maze confidence training – Arizona
2019-05 02/28/2018 Volunteer fire fighter found deceased at home soon after completing fire department training – Vermont
2019-06 04/01/2018 Career fire fighter collapses and dies soon after completing 48 hour shift – Wisconsin
2019-07 05/09/2018 Volunteer fire fighter found dead after responding to two emergency calls during previous 24 hours- New York
2019-08 09/27/2017 Career Captain suffers heart attack and dies while leading rescue training – Indiana
2019-09 05/05/2019 Paid-on-call fire fighter trapped and dies following stairway collapse in two-story vacant structure fire – Illinois
2019-13 05/15/2019 Career FF dies from gunshot after treating opioid patient – Wisconsin
2019-14 03/20/2019 Career Firefighter suffered a medical emergency while on-duty at Engine 78 at the International Airport – Pennsylvania
2019-15 05/07/2019 Volunteer FF collapsed after completion of a Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Drill – Florida
2019-16 09/16/2019 Part-time Paid Captain Killed in Natural Gas Explosion – Maine
2019-17 09/01/2018 Volunteer Assistant Chief suffered fatal medical emergency while working a vehicle crash scene – Maryland
2019-18 11/13/2019 Career Lt became trapped on third floor of a multi-residential Building – Massachusetts
2019-19 10/15/2019 Career Firefighter Fell off parked Apparatus and was Struck by commercial Van – Texas
2020-01 12/07/2019 Fell from a 5 story multi-family structure fire – Colorado
2020-02 01/05/2020 FF died in a floor collapse into basement in a Modular home fire – Missouri
2020-03 01/10/2020 Unresponsive in his Office – Alabama
2020-04 02/18/2019 District Chief had medical incident at residential fire – Tennessee
2020-05 06/08/2019 FF complained of not feeling well 48 hrs later found deceased at home – Missouri
2020-06 07/29/2019 WFF cadet died while on training hike – California
2020-07 01/11/2020 Responding to structure fire in an Engine when it rolled over – West Virginia
2020-10 02/18/2020 A Career Captain and Firefighter die while trapped on second floor searching a Public Building Fire – California

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