2020 annual report
Data visualization: Firefighter fatality causes
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Table: Firefighter fatality causes
|Stress or overexertion||37|
|Caught or trapped||3|
|Struck by object||2|
|Out of air||2|
On-duty firefighter deaths in 2020
Firefighters died while on duty.
36 firefighters died from COVID-19.
|72||Firefighters died from activities related to an emergency incident.|
|29||Firefighters died from heart attacks.|
|26||Firefighters died from activities at a fire scene.|
|25||Firefighters died from activities at a non-fire scene.|
|14||Firefighters died while responding to or returning from emergency incidents.|
|7||Firefighters died while participating in training activities.|
On-duty firefighter fatalities, 2011-2020Does not include COVID-19 fatalities for purposes of trend analysis
Firefighter fatalities by age (2020)
1986-2019 annual firefighter fatality reports
See also: Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries Reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (2015–2017) July 2019
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