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)