USFA releases report on U.S. firefighter fatalities in 2016
News and Announcements - December 11, 2017
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) report, "Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2016," identifies and
analyzes all on-duty U.S. firefighter fatalities that occurred last year to better understand their causes and how to prevent them.
Eighty-nine firefighters (56 volunteer, 23 career and 10 wildland agency) died while on duty in 2016.
Activities related to emergency incidents resulted in the deaths of 36 firefighters.
Seventeen firefighters died while engaging in activities at the scene of a fire.
Ten firefighters died while responding to emergency incidents.
Nineteen firefighters died as the result of vehicle crashes.
Heart attacks were the most frequent nature of fatal injury with 40 firefighter deaths.
Nine firefighters died while they were engaged in training activities.
The 2016 report, and past reports from 1986 to 2015, is available for download from the USFA's website.
Download the free report