Firefighter Fatalities in 2017
News and Announcements - October 22, 2018
Our annual report on firefighter fatalities in the United States is now available. In 2017:
87 firefighters (48 volunteer, 33 career and 6 wildland agency) died while on duty.
50 firefighters died from heart attacks.
40 firefighters died from activities related to an emergency incident.
17 firefighters died from activities at a fire scene.
12 firefighters died while training.
12 firefighters died during non-fire emergency duties.
11 firefighters died while responding to or returning from emergency incidents.
Download the 2017 report (PDF 1.6 MB)