GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Firefighter Death Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"In the United States, in 2019, 48 firefighters died while on duty."

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"Of all firefighter fatalities in 2019, sudden cardiac events accounted for about 45% of the deaths."

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"The years 1977, 1981, and 2018 had the highest annual firefighter fatality totals, around 150, in the past four decades."

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"Between 2009 to 2019, an average of 65 on-duty firefighters died each year in the United States."

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"Approximately half of all firefighter deaths from 2000 to 2019 were due to overexertion or strain."

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"In 2019, 25 firefighters died as a result of a heart attack or stroke."

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"In 2018, sudden cardiac events resulted in the majority of firefighter deaths, leading 40 deaths."

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"Over the past 10 years, Texas has seen the highest number of firefighter fatalities at an estimated 73 deaths in total."

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"Only 10% of firefighter deaths between 2005-2014 were women."

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"From 1977-2019, there was an annual average of 11 wildland fire engineering fatalities per year."

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"In 1977, the greatest loss of firefighter life in a single incident took place, with 340 firefighters dying at the World Trade Center attacks."

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"Vehicle accidents caused about 22% of firefighter fatalities for the period between 1990 to 2000."

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"In 2019, 17 deaths occurred among career firefighters, 24 deaths among volunteer firefighters, and the remainder were employees or contractors of federal and state land management agencies."

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"Between 2015 and 2019, Firefighter deaths during structure fires were attributed mostly to sudden cardiac events (43%)."

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"In 2020, New York had the highest number of firefighter fatalities with 14 deaths, including 9 due to COVID-19."

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"Over the past decade, Texas and Pennsylvania have had the most firefighter line of duty deaths, excluding the 343 deaths from 9/11."

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"Since 1918, there have been more than 1,100 firefighter fatalities in the state of New York, the most among all states."

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"Almost 60% of firefighter deaths from 2006 to 2015 occurred in buildings of one or two-family dwellings."

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"Amongst firefighter deaths in 2015, the leading nature of fatal injury was sudden cardiac events (57% of deaths), followed by internal trauma or crushing (18% of deaths)."

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