Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program

Through the Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program, NIOSH conducts investigations of firefighter line-of-duty deaths to formulate recommendations for preventing future deaths and injuries. The program does not seek to determine fault or place blame on fire departments or individual firefighters, but to learn from these tragic events and prevent future similar events.

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Reports
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Report No. Incident Date Title PDF
F2018-11 Jun 25, 2018 Career Captain fatally shot and a fire fighter wounded by arsonist while responding to a fire alarm - California. PDF
F2018-06 May 22, 2018 Structure collapse at 140-year old mill building kills 2 career fire fighters and injures 2 others - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2017-14 May 18, 2017 Career fire fighter dies and another is seriously burned fighting arson fire at a commercial strip mall - Texas. PDF
F2017-11 Apr 20, 2017 Fire fighter dies after a fall from the platform of an elevated tower ladder - New York. PDF
F2016-18 Sep 24, 2016 Arson fire kills three fire fighters and injures four fire fighters following a floor collapse in a row house - Delaware. PDF
F2016-07 Apr 30, 2016 Volunteer fire fighter dies after running out of air and becoming disoriented in retail store in strip mall fire - North Carolina. PDF
F2015-21 Apr 12, 2015 Volunteer fire fighter dies in a floor collapse while working above a residential basement fire - South Dakota. PDF
F2015-20 Dec 09, 2015 Volunteer fire fighter dies after inhaling super-heated gases at a residential structure fire - New York. PDF
F2015-19 Dec 28, 2015 Fire fighter falls through floor and dies at residential structure fire - Ohio. PDF
F2015-18 Dec 14, 2015 Career fire fighter dies after falling down unsecured elevator shaft while searching for the seat of a smoldering fire - Illinois. PDF
F2015-15 Oct 12, 2015 Two fire fighters die and two fire fighters are injured at multi-occupancy fire with structural collapse - Missouri. PDF
F2015-13 Jun 28, 2015 Career fire fighter/engineer dies after falling through translucent corrugated roof panel while searching for fire extension - Colorado. PDF
F2015-06 Mar 26, 2015 Career fire apparatus operator dies after falling down an unsecured elevator shaft at a 5-story residential structure - Ohio. PDF
F2014-26 Dec 19, 2014 Volunteer fire fighter dies from injuries sustained at a residential structure fire - New York. PDF
F2014-25 Dec 09, 2014 Career female fire fighter dies after becoming lost and running out of air in a residential structure fire - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2014-24 Nov 12, 2014 Shift safety officer falls through hole in floor into basement of vacant row house and dies from smoke inhalation - Maryland. PDF
F2014-19 Oct 07, 2014 Career fire fighter dies from an out-of-air emergency in an apartment building fire - Connecticut. PDF
F2014-18 Aug 05, 2014 Volunteer assistant chief killed and one fire fighter injured by roof collapse in a commercial storage building - Indiana. PDF
F2014-15 Jul 09, 2014 Career fire fighter dies in heavy smoke on second floor of a residential structure - Texas. PDF
F2014-14 Jul 05, 2014 Career fire lieutenant dies in cluttered apartment fire on 19th floor of high-rise residential apartment building - New York. PDF
F2014-09 Mar 26, 2014 Lieutenant and fire fighter die and 13 fire fighters injured in a wind-driven fire in a brownstone - Massachusetts. PDF
F2014-07 Feb 22, 2014 Career lieutenant killed following a walkway collapse while working to evacuate a university student housing building - Missouri. PDF
F2014-02 Jan 26, 2014 Two career fire fighters die in a rapid fire progression while searching for tenants - Ohio. PDF
F2013-27 Dec 15, 2013 Career fire lieutenant killed by roof/ceiling collapse during overhaul - Georgia. PDF
F2013-19 Jun 13, 2013 Volunteer fire fighter electrocuted by downed power line following severe weather - North Carolina. PDF
F2013-17 May 20, 2013 Career fire fighter killed by structure collapse while conducting interior search for occupants following 4th alarm - Texas. PDF
F2013-16 May 31, 2013 4 Career fire fighters killed and 16 fire fighters injured at commercial structure fire - Texas (revised). PDF
F2013-14 May 08, 2013 Career probationary fire fighter runs out of air and dies in commercial structure fire - Michigan. PDF
F2013-13 Apr 24, 2013 Volunteer fire fighter found unresponsive with his facepiece off dies eight days later - Maryland. PDF
F2013-11 Apr 17, 2013 9 Volunteer fire fighters and 1 off-duty career fire captain killed by an ammonium nitrate explosion at a fertilizer plant fire - Texas. PDF
F2013-07 Apr 06, 2013 Career captain dies conducting roof operations at a commercial structure fire - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2013-04 Feb 15, 2013 Two career lieutenants killed and two career fire fighters injured following a flashover at an assembly hall fire - Texas. PDF
F2013-02 Jan 22, 2013 Volunteer captain dies after floor collapse traps him in basement - New York. PDF
F2012-28 Nov 02, 2012 Career captain sustains injuries at a 2-1/2 story apartment fire then dies at hospital - Illinois. PDF
F2012-13 Apr 09, 2012 Career lieutenant and fire fighter killed and two fire fighters injured by wall collapse at a large commercial structure fire - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2012-08 Mar 04, 2012 Volunteer lieutenant killed and two fire fighters injured following bowstring roof collapse at theatre fire - Wisconsin. PDF
F2012-04 Jan 08, 2012 Career captain injured in aerial ladder collapse - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2011-31 Dec 23, 2011 Career fire fighter dies during fire-fighting operations at a multi-family residential structure fire - Massachusetts. PDF
F2011-30 Dec 08, 2011 Career fire fighter dies and another is injured following structure collapse at a triple decker residential fire - Massachusetts. PDF
F2011-22 Sep 15, 2011 Two volunteer fire fighters die after an explosion while attempting to extinguish a fire in a coal storage silo - South Dakota. PDF
F2011-20 Aug 14, 2011 Career lieutenant dies after being trapped in the attic after falling through a roof while conducting ventilation - Texas. PDF
F2011-18 Jul 28, 2011 Career captain dies and 9 fire fighters injured in a multistory medical building fire - North Carolina. PDF
F2011-15 Jun 17, 2011 Paid-on-call fire fighter killed by exterior wall collapse during defensive operations at a commercial structure fire - Illinois. PDF
F2011-14 Jun 15, 2011 Career fire fighter dies in church fire following roof collapse - Indiana. PDF
F2011-13 Jun 02, 2011 A career lieutenant and fire fighter/paramedic die in a hillside residential house fire - California. PDF
F2011-05 Feb 16, 2011 Career fire fighter/paramedic dies from injuries following an unexpected ceiling collapse - California. PDF
F2011-02 Jan 19, 2011 Volunteer fire fighter caught in a rapid fire event during unprotected search, dies after facepiece lens melts - Maryland. PDF
F2010-38 Dec 22, 2010 Two career fire fighters die and 19 injured in roof collapse during rubbish fire at an abandoned commercial structure - Illinois. PDF
F2010-30 Jul 13, 2010 Seven career fire fighters injured at a metal recycling facility fire - California. PDF
F2010-25 Aug 09, 2010 Career fire fighter dies from fall off fire escape ladder - Illinois. PDF
F2010-18 Jul 24, 2010 A career lieutenant and a career fire fighter found unresponsive at a residential structure fire - Connecticut. PDF
F2010-16 Jul 03, 2010 Volunteer captain runs low on air, becomes disoriented, and dies while attempting to exit a large commercial structure - Texas. PDF
F2010-14 Apr 11, 2010 Volunteer assistant fire chief dies at a silo fire/explosion - New York. PDF
F2010-13 May 22, 2010 Career fire fighter dies while conducting a search in a residential house fire - Kansas. PDF
F2010-10 Mar 30, 2010 One career fire fighter/paramedic dies and a part-time fire fighter/paramedic is injured when caught in a residential structure flashover - Illinois. PDF
F2009-23 Aug 24, 2009 Career lieutenant dies following floor collapse into basement fire and a career fire fighter dies attempting to rescue the career lieutenant - New York. PDF
F2009-21 May 21, 2009 Career fire fighter seriously injured from collapse of bowstring truss roof - California. PDF
F2009-13 May 07, 2009 Eight fire fighters from a combination department injured in a natural gas explosion at a strip mall - Maryland. PDF
F2009-11 Apr 12, 2009 Career probationary fire fighter and captain die as a result of rapid fire progression in a wind-driven residential structure fire - Texas. PDF
F2009-07 Feb 19, 2009 Volunteer lieutenant and a fire fighter die while combating a mobile home fire - West Virginia. PDF
F2008-37 Nov 15, 2008 Career fire fighter dies after being trapped in a roof collapse during overhaul of a vacant/abandoned building - Michigan. PDF
F2008-34 Oct 29, 2008 Volunteer fire fighter dies while lost in residential structure fire - Alabama. PDF
F2008-26 Jul 22, 2008 A volunteer mutual aid fire fighter dies in a floor collapse in a residential basement fire - Illinois. PDF
F2008-21 Jul 05, 2008 Volunteer fire chief killed when buried by brick parapet wall collapse - Texas. PDF
F2008-09 Apr 08, 2008 A career captain and a part-time fire fighter die in a residential floor collapse - Ohio. PDF
F2008-08 Mar 05, 2008 Volunteer fire lieutenant killed while fighting a basement fire - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2008-07 Mar 07, 2008 Two career fire fighters die and captain is burned when trapped during fire suppression operations at a millwork facility - North Carolina. PDF
F2008-06 Feb 29, 2008 Volunteer fire fighter and trapped resident die and a volunteer lieutenant is injured following a duplex fire - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2008-03 Feb 22, 2008 Nine fire fighters from a combination department injured in an explosion at a restaurant fire - Colorado. PDF
F2008-01 Jan 06, 2008 Career fire captain electrocuted after contacting overhead powerline from the platform of an elevating platform fire apparatus - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2007-37 Aug 18, 2007 Two career fire fighters die following a seven-alarm fire in a high-rise building undergoing simultaneous deconstruction and asbestos abatement - New York. PDF
F2007-35 Oct 29, 2007 Four career fire fighters injured while providing interior exposure protection at a row house fire - District of Columbia. PDF
F2007-32 Aug 29, 2007 Two career fire fighters die while making initial attack on a restaurant fire - Massachusetts. PDF
F2007-29 Aug 03, 2007 A volunteer mutual aid captain and fire fighter die in a remodeled residential structure fire - Texas. PDF
F2007-28 Jul 21, 2007 A career captain and an engineer die while conducting a primary search at a residential structure fire - California. PDF
F2007-19 Jun 21, 2007 Career fire fighter dies in fall from roof at apartment building fire - New York. PDF
F2007-18 Jun 18, 2007 Nine career fire fighters die in rapid fire progression at commercial furniture showroom - South Carolina. PDF
F2007-16 May 28, 2007 Career fire fighter dies and captain is injured during a civilian rescue attempt at a residential structure fire - Georgia. PDF
F2007-12 Apr 16, 2007 Career fire fighter dies in wind driven residential structure fire - Virginia. PDF
F2007-09 Feb 09, 2007 Career probationary fire fighter dies while participating in a live-fire training evolution at an acquired structure - Maryland. PDF
F2007-08 Feb 04, 2007 Career fire fighter dies when trapped by collapsed canopy during a two alarm attached garage fire - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2007-07 Nov 16, 2007 Volunteer fire fighter dies after falling through floor supported by engineered wooden-I beams at residential structure fire - Tennessee. PDF
F2007-02 Nov 23, 2006 Career fire fighter injured during rapid fire progression in an abandoned structure dies six days later - Georgia. PDF
F2007-01 Dec 30, 2006 Career fire fighter dies and chief is injured when struck by 130-foot awning that collapses during a commercial building fire - Texas. PDF
F2006-28 Oct 10, 2006 Career fire fighter dies in residential row house structure fire - Maryland. PDF
F2006-27 Aug 27, 2006 Floor collapse at commercial structure fire claims the lives of one career lieutenant and one career fire fighter - New York. PDF
F2006-26 Aug 13, 2006 Career engineer dies and fire fighter injured after falling through floor while conducting a primary search at a residential structure fire - Wisconsin. PDF
F2006-24 Jun 25, 2006 Volunteer deputy fire chief dies after falling through floor hole in residential structure during fire attack - Indiana. PDF
F2006-19 May 14, 2006 Career Lieutenant dies in residential structure fire - Colorado. PDF
F2006-07 Feb 21, 2006 Two volunteer fire fighters die when struck by exterior wall collapse at a commercial building fire overhaul - Alabama. PDF
F2005-34 Nov 07, 2005 Career fire fighter killed while riding manlift to assess a silo fire - Missouri. PDF
F2005-13 Apr 18, 2005 A volunteer fire fighter and volunteer assistant lieutenant die after a smoke explosion at a town house complex - Wyoming. PDF
F2005-09 Feb 19, 2005 Career fire captain dies when trapped by partial roof collapse in a vacant house fire - Texas. PDF
F2005-07 Feb 13, 2005 Career captain electrocuted at the scene of a residential structure fire - California. PDF
F2005-05 Jan 20, 2005 Career captain dies after running out of air at a residential structure fire - Michigan. PDF
F2005-04 Jan 23, 2005 Career fire fighter dies while exiting residential basement fire - New York. PDF
F2005-03 Jan 23, 2005 Career lieutenant and career fire fighter die and four career fire fighters are seriously injured during a three alarm apartment fire - New York. PDF
F2005-02 Dec 20, 2004 One probationary career firefighter dies and four career firefighters are injured at a two - alarm residential structure fire - Texas. PDF
F2004-37 Apr 08, 2004 Volunteer chief dies and two fire fighters are injured by a collapsing church facade - Tennessee. PDF
F2004-17 Mar 13, 2004 Career battalion chief and career master fire fighter die and twenty-nine career fire fighters are injured during a five alarm church fire - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2004-14 Apr 04, 2004 Career fire fighter dies and two career captains are injured while fighting night club arson fire - Texas. PDF
F2004-10 Feb 18, 2004 Career fire fighter dies searching for fire in a restaurant/lounge - Missouri. PDF
F2004-05 Jan 09, 2004 Residential basement fire claims the life of career lieutenant - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2004-04 Dec 16, 2003 Career fire fighter dies of carbon monoxide poisoning after becoming lost while searching for the seat of a fire in warehouse - New York. PDF
F2004-02 Nov 29, 2003 Basement fire claims the life of volunteer fire fighter - Massachusetts. PDF
F2003-32 Oct 01, 2003 Two fire fighters die and eight fire fighters are injured from a silo explosion at a lumber company - Ohio. PDF
F2003-18 Jun 15, 2003 Partial roof collapse in commercial structure fire claims the lives of two career fire fighters - Tennessee. PDF
F2003-12 Mar 31, 2003 Career fire fighter dies and two career fire fighters injured in a flashover during a house fire - Ohio. PDF
F2003-04 Jan 20, 2003 Career firefighter dies from injuries received during a chimney and structural collapse after a house fire - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2003-03 Jan 19, 2003 Volunteer fire fighter dies following nitrous oxide cylinder explosion while fighting a commercial structure fire - Texas. PDF
F2002-50 Nov 25, 2002 Structural collapse at an auto parts store fire claims the lives of one career lieutenant and two volunteer fire fighters - Oregon. PDF
F2002-49 Nov 01, 2002 Volunteer lieutenant dies following structure collapse at residential house fire - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2002-44 Sep 30, 2002 Parapet wall collapse at auto body shop claims life of career captain and injures career lieutenant and emergency medical technician - Indiana. PDF
F2002-40 Sep 14, 2002 Career fire fighter dies after roof collapse following roof ventilation - Iowa. PDF
F2002-34 Jul 30, 2002 Career lieutenant and fire fighter die in a flashover during a live-fire training evolution - Florida. PDF
F2002-32 Jul 04, 2002 Structural collapse at residential fire claims lives of two volunteer fire chiefs and one career fire fighter - New Jersey. PDF
F2002-20 May 03, 2002 Two career fire fighters die in four-alarm fire at two-story brick structure - Missouri. PDF
F2002-14 Jan 10, 2002 Civilian jumps from fourth-story window of burning apartment building and strikes career fire fighter - Michigan. PDF
F2002-12 Mar 01, 2002 Volunteer fire fighter killed and career chief injured during residential house fire - Tennessee. PDF
F2002-11 Mar 04, 2002 One career fire fighter dies and a captain is hospitalized after floor collapses in residential fire - North Carolina. PDF
F2002-07 Feb 11, 2002 One career fire fighter dies and another is injured after partial structural collapse - Texas. PDF
F2002-06 Mar 07, 2002 First-floor collapse during residential basement fire claims the life of two fire fighters (career and volunteer) and injures a career fire fighter captain - New York. PDF
F2001-33 Oct 13, 2001 High-rise apartment fire claims the life of one career fire fighter (captain) and injures another career fire fighter (captain) - Texas. PDF
F2001-27 Jun 16, 2001 Career fire fighter dies after single-family-residence house fire - South Carolina. PDF
F2001-23 Jun 17, 2001 Hardware store explosion claims the lives of three career fire fighters - New York. PDF
F2001-18 May 09, 2001 Career fire fighter dies after becoming trapped by fire in apartment building - New Jersey. PDF
F2001-16 Mar 08, 2001 Career fire fighter dies after falling through the floor fighting a structure fire at a local residence - Ohio. PDF
F2001-15 Mar 18, 2001 Residential fire claims the lives of two volunteer fire fighters and seriously injures an assistant chief - Missouri. PDF
F2001-13 Mar 14, 2001 Supermarket fire claims the life of one career fire fighter and critically injures another career fire fighter - Arizona. PDF
F2001-09 Feb 25, 2001 Volunteer fire fighter dies and another fire fighter is injured during wall collapse at fire at local business - Wisconsin. PDF
F2001-08 Feb 17, 2001 Two volunteer fire fighters die fighting a basement fire - Illinois. PDF
F2001-04 Jan 11, 2001 Volunteer fire fighter (lieutenant) killed and one fire fighter injured during mobile home fire - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2001-03 Dec 28, 2000 Roof collapse injures four career fire fighters at a church fire - Arkansas. PDF
F2000-44 Nov 25, 2000 Residential house fire claims the life of one career fire fighter - Florida. PDF
F2000-43 Oct 29, 2000 A volunteer assistant chief was seriously injured and two volunteer fire fighters were injured while fighting a townhouse fire - Delaware. PDF
F2000-37 Jul 18, 2000 Arson investigator dies from injuries sustained from a fall during an arson investigation - Illinois. PDF
F2000-26 Apr 20, 2000 Residential structure fire claims the life of one career fire fighter - Alabama. PDF
F2000-23 Mar 31, 2000 Career fire fighter dies and three are injured in a residential garage fire - Utah. PDF
F2000-16 Mar 03, 2000 Arson fire claims the life of one volunteer fire fighter and one civilian and severely injures another volunteer fire fighter - Michigan. PDF
F2000-13 Feb 14, 2000 Restaurant fire claims the life of two career fire fighters - Texas. PDF
F2000-09 Jan 27, 2000 Volunteer fire fighter dies fighting a structure fire at a local residence - Texas. PDF
F2000-04 Dec 22, 1999 Structure fire claims the lives of three career fire fighters and three children - Iowa. PDF
99-F48 Dec 18, 1999 Warehouse fire claims the life of a battalion chief - Missouri. PDF
99-F47 Dec 03, 1999 Six career fire fighters killed in cold-storage and warehouse building fire - Massachusetts. PDF
99-F28 Jun 11, 1999 Electrical panel explosion claims the life of a career assistant fire chief, an electrician, and seriously injures an assistant building engineer - Illinois. PDF
99-F21 May 30, 1999 Two fire fighters die and two are injured in townhouse fire - District of Columbia. PDF
99-F06 Jan 19, 1999 Fire investigator dies after being struck by a chimney that collapsed during an origin and cause fire investigation - New York. PDF
99-F04 Dec 31, 1998 Roof collapse in arson church fire claims the life of volunteer fire fighter - Georgia. PDF
99-F03 Jan 10, 1999 Floor collapse claims the life of one fire fighter and injures two - California. PDF
99-F02 Jan 09, 1999 Single-family dwelling fire claims the life of a volunteer fire fighter - Indiana. PDF
99-F01 Dec 18, 1998 Three fire fighters die in a 10-story high-rise apartment building - New York. PDF
98-F32 Nov 06, 1998 Two volunteer fire fighters were killed and one fire fighter and one civilian were injured during an interior fire attack in an auto salvage storage building - North Carolina. PDF
98-F26 Oct 12, 1998 Eight-alarm fire in a 27-story high-rise apartment building for the elderly nearly claims the life of one fire fighter - Missouri. PDF
98-F21 Aug 29, 1998 Commercial building fire claims the lives of two volunteer fire fighters - Mississippi. PDF
98-F20 Sep 05, 1998 Fire fighter dies while fighting warehouse fire when parapet wall collapses - Vermont. PDF
98-F18 Jul 11, 1998 Vacant dwelling fire injures two fire fighters - Virginia. PDF
98-F17 Jun 05, 1998 Sudden floor collapse claims the lives of two fire fighters and four are hospitalized with serious burns in a five-alarm fire - New York. PDF
98-F14 Apr 09, 1998 Propane tank explosion results in the death of two volunteer fire fighters, hospitalization of six other volunteer fire fighters and deputy sheriff - Iowa. PDF
98-F07 Mar 08, 1998 Commercial structure fire claims the life of one fire fighter - California. PDF
98-F06 Feb 05, 1998 Single-family dwelling fire claims the lives of two volunteer fire fighters - Ohio. PDF
98-F05 Feb 11, 1998 Backdraft in commercial building claims the lives of two fire fighters, injures three, and five fire fighters barely escape - Illinois. PDF
98-F04 Jan 21, 1998 Supermarket Fire Claims the Life of Volunteer Fire Fighter - West Virginia. PDF
98-03 Oct 27, 1997 Two fire fighters die of smoke and soot inhalation in residential fire - Pennsylvania. PDF
97-16 Jul 04, 1997 One fire fighter dies of smoke inhalation, one overcome by smoke while fighting an attic fire - New York. PDF
97-09 Aug 19, 1997 Restaurant/tavern fire results in the death of one fire fighter and serious injuries to three other fire fighters - Indiana. PDF
97-04 Feb 17, 1997 Floor collapse in a single family dwelling fire claims the life of one fire fighter and injures another - Kentucky. PDF
96-17 Mar 18, 1996 Sudden roof collapse of a burning auto parts store claims the lives of two fire fighters - Virginia, March 18, 1996. PDF
85-49 Aug 27, 1985 Three fire fighters killed fighting silo fire in Ohio. PDF

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