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Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Here are some statistics on LODD for 2009 as reported by USFA.

A PROVISIONAL REPORT
ON-DUTY FIREFIGHTER FATALITIES IN THE UNITED STATES
Date Range 1/1/2009 to 11/30/2009
Number of On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities: 80

Classification:

40 Volunteer 50%
32 Career 40%
4 Wildland Contract 5%
3 Wildland Full-Time 3.75%
1 Part-Time(Paid) 1.25%

Type of Incident:

30 Not Incident Related 37.5%
22 Structure Fire 27.5%
15 Wildland 18.7%
5 MVA 6.25%
3 EMS 3.75%
3 Other 3.75%
1 Vehicle Fire 1.25%
1 False Alarm 1.25%

Cause of Fatal Injury:

47 Stress/Overexertion 58.7%
15 Vehicle Collision 18.7%
6 Fall 7.5%
3 Struck by 3.75%
3 Caught/Trapped 3.75%
2 Collapse 2.5%
2 Lost 2.5%
1 Contact with 1.25%
1 Other 1.25%

Nature of Fatal Injury:

38 Heart Attack 47.5%
24 Trauma 30%
8 CVA 10%
5 Asphyxiation 6.25%
2 Burns 2.5%
1 Heat Exhaustion 1.25%
1 Violence 1.25%
1 Electrocution 1.25%

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained:

2 - Under 21
2 - 21 to 25
5 - 26 to 30
14 - 31 to 40
23 - 41 to 50
21 - 51 to 60
13 - 61 and Over

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization:

2 Alabama 2.5%
1 Arizona 1.25%
3 California 3.75%
1 Colorado 1.25%
2 Connecticut 2.5%
2 Florida 2.5%
2 Georgia 2.5%
2 Illinois 2.5%
1 Indiana 1.25%
2 Kansas 2.5%
1 Kentucky 1.25%
4 Louisiana 5%
2 Massachusetts 2.5%
1 Maryland 1.25%
1 Maine 1.25%
3 Missouri 3.75%
3 Mississippi 3.75%
4 Montana 5%
4 North Carolina 5%
2 New Jersey 2.5%
7 New York 8.75%
3 Ohio 3.75%
4 Oklahoma 5%
6 Pennsylvania 7.5%
1 Rhode Island 1.25%
1 South Carolina 1.25%
5 Texas 6.25%
1 Utah 1.25%
2 Virginia 2.5%
2 Vermont 2.5%
3 Wisconsin 3.75%
2 West Virginia 2.5%
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