The U.S. Fire Administration's annual report on firefighter fatalities in the United States is now available for 2018. Eighty-two firefighters died while on duty:
44 were volunteer firefighters; 33 were career firefighters; 5 were wildland firefighters.
The 2018 report identifies all on-duty fatalities to increase understanding of their causes and how they can be prevented. Topics covered include type of duty, cause and nature of injury, multiple fatality incidents, firefighter ages, time of injury, and incidents by state.