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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State = ALL Incident Year = ALL Trauma-Related = Motor Vehicle - All Medical-Related = Blank
Report No. Incident Date Title PDF
F2018-08 Mar 24, 2018 Two fire fighters die and three fire fighters injured in a fire apparatus crash - West Virginia. PDF
F2017-10 Mar 15, 2017 Two fire fighters die and one fire fighter injured when struck at a roadway incident - Mississippi. PDF
F2017-07 Feb 24, 2017 Volunteer fire fighter dies after being ejected from rear seat of fire department pickup truck - Iowa. PDF
F2017-06 Feb 22, 2017 Volunteer fire fighter dies in tanker rollover responding to structure fire - Oklahoma. PDF
F2016-16 Jul 23, 2016 Volunteer fire fighter struck and killed by tanker backing into the bay of the fire station - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2014-06 Feb 10, 2014 Career fire fighter struck and killed while working a crash scene on ice covered interstate overpass - Texas. PDF
F2013-26 Oct 17, 2013 Volunteer fire department probationary member is killed after the pumper/tanker he was operating leaves the roadway and overturns - Alabama. PDF
F2013-12 Apr 27, 2013 Volunteer fire chief struck and killed on interstate highway while directing traffic - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2013-06 Mar 28, 2013 Forest fire service fire fighter monitoring prescribed burn from roadway is struck and killed when smoke obscures visibility following a wind shift - New Jersey. PDF
F2013-05 Mar 05, 2013 Volunteer fire fighter killed when struck while operating at scene of multiple vehicle crash on interstate highway - Illinois. PDF
F2012-31 Dec 02, 2012 Volunteer fire fighter struck and killed by backing fire apparatus at rural brush and structure fire - Illinois. PDF
F2012-30 Nov 11, 2012 Volunteer fire fighter dies in tanker crash en route to grass fire - Indiana. PDF
F2012-23 Jul 16, 2012 Volunteer fire fighter dies after being ejected from front seat of engine - Virginia. PDF
F2012-09 Mar 19, 2012 Career fire captain killed, fire fighter and police officer injured at the scene of a motor vehicle crash - Arkansas. PDF
F2012-07 Feb 29, 2012 Career fire captain dies when struck by a pickup truck while working at the scene of two traffic incidents - California. PDF
F2012-06 Feb 13, 2012 Volunteer fire fighter dies after falling from tailboard of tanker truck - West Virginia. PDF
F2012-04 Jan 08, 2012 Career captain injured in aerial ladder collapse - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2011-23 Sep 18, 2011 Volunteer fire fighter struck and killed while directing traffic at an interstate highway incident - Iowa. PDF
F2011-21 Sep 03, 2011 Volunteer fire fighter dies in a single-motor-vehicle crash while responding to a medical assistance call - Louisiana. PDF
F2011-19 Jul 29, 2011 Career lieutenant dies from injuries received after vehicle undergoing maintenance crushes him - Massachusetts. PDF
F2010-37 Nov 05, 2010 Volunteer fire captain dies from injuries received after a brush truck undergoing maintenance strikes and pins him against a wall - Indiana. PDF
F2010-36 Nov 13, 2010 One career fire fighter killed, another seriously injured when struck by a vehicle while working at a grass fire along an interstate highway - South Carolina. PDF
F2010-32 Sep 24, 2010 Volunteer fire fighter killed when pressurized water tank explodes during fire suppression at a brush fire - Ohio. PDF
F2010-19 Jul 26, 2010 Volunteer chief and fire fighter die after being ejected during a rollover crash - Virginia. PDF
F2010-07 Feb 10, 2010 Volunteer fire chief dies after being crushed between two fire trucks - Kansas. PDF
F2010-06 Feb 12, 2010 Volunteer fire police captain dies after being struck by a motor vehicle at a controlled roadway - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2009-30 Dec 26, 2009 Career fire fighter/paramedic dies 2 days after being ejected during an ambulance rollover incident - Georgia. PDF
F2009-18 Jun 29, 2009 Volunteer fire fighter dies after suffering a head injury while operating a platform aerial ladder - Rhode Island. PDF
F2009-12 Apr 15, 2009 Volunteer fire chief dies in motor vehicle incident while responding to a fire alarm - Maryland. PDF
F2009-10 Jan 02, 2009 Career fire fighter dies when backed over while spotting an apparatus - New Jersey. PDF
F2009-08 Feb 23, 2009 One fire fighter dies and another is severely injured in a single vehicle rollover crash - Georgia. PDF
F2009-05 Jan 09, 2009 A career lieutenant dies and three fire fighters are injured in ladder truck crash - Massachusetts. PDF
F2009-04 Dec 31, 2008 One career fire fighter dies and another is seriously injured in a single vehicle rollover crash - Georgia. PDF
F2009-03 Dec 17, 2008 Volunteer fire fighter sitting in his parked vehicle warning oncoming traffic of a motor vehicle incident was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer - Montana. PDF
F2008-33 Sep 29, 2008 Career fire fighter fatally injured when struck in the head by the boom of an aerial platform - Louisiana. PDF
F2008-27 Jul 23, 2008 Volunteer fire chief dies from injuries received when privately owned vehicle crashes into bay door pinning him against fire tanker - Wisconsin. PDF
F2008-25 Jul 08, 2008 Fire fighter dies after being ejected from a pumper in a single vehicle rollover crash - New York. PDF
F2008-22 Jul 07, 2008 Volunteer fire fighter dies in apparatus crash - Ohio. PDF
F2008-17 Jun 14, 2008 Volunteer assistant chief killed when struck by tractor-trailer while operating at a motor vehicle crash - North Carolina. PDF
F2008-12 Apr 08, 2008 Volunteer deputy fire chief dies when struck by motorized water monitor that "launched" off aerial ladder truck - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2008-10 Mar 28, 2008 Volunteer fire fighter dies in a tanker crash - Louisiana. PDF
F2008-05 Feb 23, 2008 Volunteer captain dies in engine rollover - Colorado. PDF
F2007-31 Aug 10, 2007 Volunteer lieutenant dies after falling from a bridge while attending to a motor vehicle crash - Arkansas. PDF
F2007-30 Aug 11, 2007 Volunteer fire fighter responding to an automatic alarm dies when engine collides with an embankment and tree then overturns - North Carolina. PDF
F2007-27 Jul 24, 2007 Volunteer fire fighter dies after ten-foot fall from engine - Ohio. PDF
F2007-26 Jul 27, 2007 Volunteer fire fighter dies when struck by a bus while working along an interstate highway - Illinois. PDF
F2007-25 Mar 24, 2007 Two volunteer fire fighters die in a tanker rollover - North Carolina. PDF
F2007-17 May 19, 2007 A career captain dies and a fire fighter/driver is seriously injured when two fire trucks collide at an intersection - Connecticut. PDF
F2006-25 Jul 26, 2006 Junior volunteer fire fighter dies and three volunteer fire fighters are injured in a tanker crash - Alabama. PDF
F2006-22 Apr 08, 2006 Volunteer fire fighter dies after being struck by a shackle on a recoiling tow rope - South Dakota. PDF
F2006-06 Nov 22, 2005 Volunteer fire fighter dies in tanker rollover crash - Texas. PDF
F2006-05 Nov 28, 2005 Career fire fighter dies after engine he was driving collides with a tractor trailer - Alabama. PDF
F2005-35 Dec 02, 2005 Career captain dies and the driver/operator and a fire fighter are severely injured in apparatus crash - Louisiana. PDF
F2005-28 Aug 06, 2005 One career fire fighter dies and two are injured in apparatus crash - California. PDF
F2005-27 Jun 21, 2005 Volunteer fire chief dies from injuries sustained during a tanker rollover - Utah. PDF
F2005-15 Apr 23, 2005 Career fire fighter fatally injured in fall from apparatus - Texas. PDF
F2005-12 Aug 23, 2004 Career fire fighter/EMT dies in ambulance crash - Florida. PDF
F2005-01 Aug 14, 2004 Career fire fighter dies after falling from tailboard and being backed over by engine - California. PDF
F2004-43 Apr 27, 2004 One part-time fire fighter dies and another is seriously injured when two fire engines collide at an intersection while responding to a fire - Illinois. PDF
F2004-19 Apr 30, 2004 Career fire fighter dies from injuries sustained in fall from apparatus - Massachusetts. PDF
F2004-15 Mar 03, 2004 Forest ranger/fire fighter drowned after catastrophic blow-out of right front tire - Florida. PDF
F2004-03 Nov 17, 2003 Career captain/safety officer dies in a single motor vehicle crash while responding to a call - Kansas. PDF
F2003-37 Oct 27, 2003 Volunteer assistant chief is struck and killed at road construction site - Minnesota. PDF
F2003-33 Aug 06, 2003 Career fire fighter/emergency medical technician dies and paramedic is injured in a three-vehicle collision - Nebraska. PDF
F2003-30 Jul 28, 2003 One volunteer lieutenant dies and a volunteer fire fighter is seriously injured in a motor vehicle rollover incident while en-route to a trailer fire - North Carolina. PDF
F2003-23 Jun 26, 2003 Volunteer assistant chief dies in tanker rollover - New Mexico. PDF
F2003-20 May 22, 2003 Junior volunteer fire fighter is killed while responding to a brush fire with an intoxicated driver - Wyoming. PDF
F2003-19 Jun 16, 2003 Volunteer fire fighter killed after his privately owned vehicle hydroplaned and struck a billboard signpost - Kentucky. PDF
F2003-16 Feb 23, 2003 Volunteer fire police captain dies from injury-related complications after being struck by motor vehicle while directing traffic - New Jersey. PDF
F2003-15 Apr 03, 2003 Volunteer fire fighter dies in tanker rollover - Ohio. PDF
F2003-14 Mar 19, 2003 Volunteer captain killed in fire apparatus crash while responding to a training exercise - Oregon. PDF
F2003-13 Mar 18, 2003 Volunteer fire fighter killed while walking across an Interstate highway responding to a motor vehicle incident - Texas. PDF
F2003-07 Jan 13, 2003 Career fire fighter/emergency medical technician dies from injuries sustained in fall from apparatus - California. PDF
F2003-05 Jan 19, 2003 Career fire fighter/emergency medical technician dies in ambulance crash - Texas. PDF
F2002-42 Jun 13, 2002 Emergency medical technician killed in single-vehicle crash while responding to structure fire - North Carolina. PDF
F2002-41 Sep 23, 2002 Career fire fighter dies in tanker rollover - North Carolina. PDF
F2002-39 Sep 05, 2002 Junior volunteer fire fighter dies in tanker rollover - Tennessee. PDF
F2002-38 Jul 01, 2002 Volunteer captain killed, two fire fighters and police officer injured when struck by motor vehicle at highway incident - Minnesota. PDF
F2002-36 Aug 12, 2002 Volunteer fire fighter dies after being run over by brush truck during grass fire attack - Texas. PDF
F2002-35 Jun 08, 2002 Off-duty career fire fighter dies and another off-duty career fire fighter is injured after being struck by a truck while assisting at a highway traffic incident - Florida. PDF
F2002-21 May 04, 2002 Junior fire fighter killed while responding to fire alarm on his bicycle - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2002-18 Apr 11, 2002 Career fire chief dies after being struck by a fire truck at a motor-vehicle incident - Kansas. PDF
F2002-16 Apr 07, 2002 Volunteer fire fighter dies and two are injured in engine rollover - Alabama. PDF
F2002-13 Mar 20, 2002 Volunteer fire fighter dies after being struck by motor vehicle on interstate highway - Mississippi. PDF
F2002-10 Mar 02, 2002 Volunteer fire fighter dies after tanker truck is struck by freight train - Kentucky. PDF
F2002-04 Jan 21, 2002 Motor-vehicle incident claims life of volunteer fire fighter - Ohio. PDF
F2001-39 Nov 19, 2001 Volunteer fire fighter killed and an assistant chief injured in tanker truck crash - West Virginia. PDF
F2001-36 Aug 19, 2001 Volunteer fire fighter dies when tanker crashes into boulder and tree - Oregon. PDF
F2001-17 Mar 06, 2001 Motor-vehicle incident claims the life of a volunteer assistant chief - Alaska. PDF
F2001-07 Jan 09, 2001 A volunteer fire fighter died after being struck by a motor vehicle while directing traffic - New York. PDF
F2001-06 Jan 12, 2001 Fire fighter dies after the tanker truck he was driving strikes a utility pole and overturns while responding to a grass fire - Kentucky. PDF
F2001-01 Nov 16, 2000 Volunteer fire fighter dies and junior fire fighter is injured after tanker rollover during water shuttle training exercise - Kentucky. PDF
F2000-41 Sep 27, 2000 Fire fighter dies after being run over by ladder truck while attempting to board - Alabama. PDF
F2000-39 Apr 29, 2000 A lieutenant dies and three fire fighters of a career department were injured when the truck they were responding in was struck by another vehicle - Illinois. PDF
F2000-35 Jul 02, 2000 Junior fire fighter killed responding to call in his privately owned vehicle (POV) - Pennsylvania. PDF
F2000-33 May 27, 2000 Pumper truck rollover claims the life of a volunteer fire fighter - Missouri. PDF
F2000-19 Mar 17, 2000 Motor-vehicle incident involving Amtrak train claims life of career fire fighter/engineer - North Carolina. PDF
F2000-18 Jan 17, 2000 Tanker rollover claims life of volunteer fire chief - Missouri. PDF
F2000-17 Feb 11, 2000 A volunteer fire fighter/driver was killed and another volunteer fire fighter was injured while responding to a motor vehicle incident with injuries - California. PDF
F2000-10 Oct 28, 1999 A captain and a fire fighter die from injuries in a tanker rollover - Indiana. PDF
F2000-06 Nov 14, 1999 Tanker rollover results in the death of one volunteer fire fighter - Texas. PDF
F2000-01 Dec 18, 1999 Motor-vehicle incident claims the life of a volunteer fire fighter and injures a volunteer chief - Virginia. PDF
99-F45 Nov 02, 1999 A volunteer fire fighter dies of head injuries after falling off a responding open-cab ladder truck - Pennsylvania. PDF
99-F44 Sep 13, 1999 Motor-vehicle incident claims life of volunteer fire fighter who was responding to alarm - Ohio. PDF
99-F42 Oct 16, 1999 Fire fighters/emergency medical technician dies in apparatus incident at wildland fire - California. PDF
99-F38 Sep 27, 1999 Volunteer fire fighter died after being struck by an eighteen-wheel tractor trailer truck - South Carolina. PDF
99-F36 Oct 05, 1999 A captain dies and two fire fighters are injured in a motor-vehicle crash - Texas. PDF
99-F34 Aug 08, 1999 Recreational vehicle fire claims the life of one fire fighter and injures two other fire fighters - Arkansas. PDF
99-F33 Aug 31, 1999 Motor-vehicle incident claims the life of a volunteer fire fighter and injures a lieutenant and another fire fighter - South Carolina. PDF
99-F27 Aug 05, 1999 One fire fighter died and a second fire fighter was severely injured after being struck by a motor vehicle on an interstate highway - Oklahoma. PDF
99-F16 May 02, 1999 Motor vehicle incident claims the life of volunteer fire fighter - North Carolina. PDF
98-F19 Aug 01, 1998 Volunteer fire fighter killed during wildland fire - Texas. PDF

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