Line of Duty

Line of Duty Deaths – Learn, Live, & Never Forget, 2018

01/15/2018

The calendar for 2018 represents the game film of the fire service.  Incidents that have forever changed a department, a community, and many families.   Incidents that we as the Fire Service promised we would never forget.

California Thomas Fire LODD Information Report

01/12/2018

At just before 9:30 a.m., while attempting to extinguish hotspots below the dozer line, one firefighter become entrapped and suffered fatal injuries. The four firefighters on the dozer line retreated to their escape route.

LODD Anniversary: Lieutenant Killed, Firefighters Injured in Crash

01/09/2018

On January 9, 2009, a 52-year-old male career Lieutenant (the victim) died and three male career fire fighters were injured, when the ladder truck they were riding in failed to stop while traveling down a hill.

One Out of 93

01/02/2018

2017 ended with a rise in fatalities compared to past years. However, the rise was not due to firefighters killed inside burning structures. As we look forward through this year we must seriously ask if we are truly concerned about reducing the other fatalities and what steps, revised, renewed or brand new, need to be taken.

NIOSH LODD Report: Ohio Firefighter Falls Through Floor at House Fire

12/20/2017

On December 28, 2015, a 28-year-old male career fire fighter died due to thermal injuries and smoke inhalation with severe pulmonary edema at a single-family residential structure fire.

LODD Anniversary: Collapse Kills Massachusetts Firefighter

12/08/2017

On December 8, 2011, a 43-year-old male career fire fighter received fatal injuries when he was trapped under falling debris during a partial collapse at the rear of a three-story residential structure.

NIOSH LODD Report: South Dakota Firefighter Killed in Structure Fire Collapse

12/01/2017

The third fire fighter on the line yelled to get out, then the other two fire fighters heard a loud explosion.

DCFD Kennedy Street LODD Report

10/25/2017

Lessons learned on the anniversary of a firefighting tragedy,

NIOSH LODD Report: Pennsylvania Firefighter Stricken During Trash Fire

09/28/2017

Firefighter complained of chest pain during fire and became unresponsive while en route to the hospital.

Line of Duty Deaths: Learn, Live & Never Forget

09/18/2017

Brian Gettemeier shares a weekly calendar of firefighter fatality investigation reports for our education and to honor the fallen.

NIOSH LODD Report: Collapse Kills Kansas City Firefighters

08/24/2017

October 2015 fire claimed the lives of two firefighters and injured others.

On-Duty Deaths, January – June 2017

08/14/2017

We must be continually looking at all aspects of our fatalities or we will miss the areas of progress and, more importantly, the areas of growing trouble.

NIOSH LODD Report: North Carolina Lieutenant Suffers Acute Aortic Dissection

08/01/2017

Lieutenant had been doing fitness training in the morning before he was found unresponsive.

NIOSH LODD Report: Minnesota Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack after Fitness Training

07/31/2017

Biventricular hypertrophy and coronary heart disease were undiagnosed.

LODD Report Review: Connecticut Firefighters Unresponsive

07/24/2017

Anniversary of double LODD in Connecticut during a residential structure fire.

NIOSH LODD Report: Chicago Firefighter Killed in Fall

07/14/2017

Firefighter was killed after falling into an elevator shaft during a December 2015 fire.

NIOSH LODD Report: Mississippi Captain Dies after Fitness Training

06/22/2017

The Captain smoked one pack of small cigars per day for 50 years.

NIOSH LODD Report: Heart Attack Claims New York Firefighter

06/13/2017

Atherosclerotic coronary heart disease was listed as the immediate cause of death of the 40-year old volunteer.

On-Duty Deaths Under Search, 2011 – 2016

06/12/2017

It’s not as bad as what you might be led to believe.

NIOSH LODD Report: Michigan Captain Dies after Winterizing Fire Boat

06/08/2017

The Captain’s coronary heart disease (CHD) was undiagnosed prior to this incident.

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