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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2010 LODD's

There were a total of 87 Line Of duty Deaths in 2010. Although I am very reluctant to call two of them LODDs. You can read why here and here.


Here are a few of the statistics according to the USFA:

51 were Volunteer, 25 were career, 1 was full time wildland, and 1 was paid-call.

18 were at the station, 17 were at a fire, 16 were responding to a call, 6 were training, 4 were at non-fire calls, 1 was returning from a call and 1 was categorized other.

Nature of Fatal Injury: 43 Heart Attack, 20 Trauma, 5 Other, 4 Asphyxiation, 2 CVA, 1 Crushed, 1 Burns,  1 Heat Exhaustion, 1 Unknown.

Age of Firefighter When the Fatal Injury Was Sustained: 2 - Under 21, 5 - 21 to 25, 4 - 26 to 30, 10 - 31 to 40, 14 - 41 to 50, 20 - 51 to 60, 23 - 61 and Over

Firefighter Fatalities by State by Location of Fire Service Organization:
3 Arkansas
2 Arizona
3 California
4 Connecticut
1 Delaware
1 Georgia
1 Iowa
1 Idaho
7 Illinois
3 Indiana
5 Kansas
2 Kentucky
2 Massachusetts
1 Maine
2 Missouri
1 Mississippi
3 North Carolina
1 New Jersey
8 New York
8 Ohio
1 Oklahoma
7 Pennsylvania
2 South Carolina
2 Texas
3 Virginia
1 Vermont
1 Washington
1 Wisconsin
1 West Virginia

My heart and prayers go out to the family member of my brothers and sisters that paid the ultimate price. To those of you still serving, be safe.

4 comments:

Nancy P said...

Heartbreaking. Thank you for serving doesn't seem enough.

Firefighter/Paramedic said...

Thank you covers it quite well.

lyndylou said...

That's awful! Stay safe my friend.

http://lyndylou-whocares.blogspot.com

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

WOW!! I didn't realize we lost so many last year. That's why I pray for my hubby's safety every single day. Be safe out there!!

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