U.S. firefighter fatalities in 2017

Eighty-seven firefighters died while on-duty.

40
died on emergency duty

17
died from a fireground injury

12
died while training

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Thanksgiving Day fires

This data snapshot provides an overview of the causes of Thanksgiving Day fires and related fire loss measures for 2014-2016.

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Fire risk in 2016

The risk of death or injury from fire is not the same for everyone. Our latest topical fire report explores why fire risk is more severe for some groups of people.

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Fusion centers can help improve campus safety

College, university and school officials may find collaborating with their state and local fusion center is a good way to improve campus security and safety.

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EMS Mobile Integrated Health during disaster response

How one community's MIH providers assisted with patient care during severe flooding.

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EDGE virtual training scenario for school emergencies

The EDGE virtual training platform allows fire and EMS personnel to train with school staff to prepare for potential emergencies like active shooter or bomb threat incidents.

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Training helps EMS workers identify human trafficking signs

Learn about the key components of a human trafficking training and awareness program for EMS workers.

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NFPA updates alternative energy storage and solar safety training

Residential solar installations and associated energy storage systems pose serious hazards to firefighters responding to home fires.

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On-duty firefighter fatalities (2018)

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Home fire fatalities (2018)

Up 11 percent compared to fatalities reported from Jan. 1 – Nov. 10, 2017.

29 home fire fatalities were reported by the U.S. news media for Nov. 4-10, 2018.

Older adults (65 and over) represent 26 percent of all fatalities.

Texas leads the nation in reported fatalities with 125.

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