NFPA Report: Firefighter Fatalities in the US—2019

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  • Published: 07/07/2020 12:00 AM

Each year, NFPA collects data on all the firefighter fatalities in the US that resulted from injuries or illnesses that occurred while the victims were on-duty. The term on duty refers to: Being at the scene of an alarm, whether it is a fire or non-fire incident (including EMS calls). Responding to or returning from an alarm. Participating in other fire department duties, such as training, maintenance, public education, inspection, investigation, court testimony, or fundraising. Being on call or standby for assignment at a location other than at the firefighter’s home or place of business. On-duty fatalities include any injury sustained in the line of duty that proves fatal, any illness that was incurred as a result of actions while on duty that proves fatal, and fatal mishaps involving nonemergency occupational hazards that occur while on duty.


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