The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) report, “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2019,” revealed that 62 firefighters died from injuries sustained while on duty, 22 less than the 2018 total of 84 firefighters.

The objective of the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) study “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States” is to identify and analyze all on-duty firefighter fatalities to increase understanding of their causes and how they can be prevented. The study is intended to help identify approaches that could reduce the number of deaths in future years. 

Key findings include: 

62 Firefighters died while on duty.
Lowest total of firefighter fatalities since the USFA began this annual study.
37 Firefighters died from activities related to an emergency incident.
33 Firefighters died from heart attacks.
18 Firefighters died from activities at a fire scene.
12 Firefighters died from activities at a non-fire scene.
8 Firefighters died while responding to or returning from emergency incidents.
5 Firefighters died while participating in training activities.




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