Line of Duty

NIOSH LODD Report: Philadelphia Firefighter Dies in Structure Fire

04/18/2017

Report lists several contributing factors in the death of a career firefighter inside a residential structure fire.

NIOSH LODD Report: Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

04/17/2017

2013 blast killed 9 volunteer firefighters and injured an off-duty captain.

NIOSH LODD Report: Virginia Firefighter Killed in Wind Driven Fire

04/17/2017

2008 fire was the first LODD in the department’s 41-year history.

NIOSH LODD Report: Colorado Firefighter Falls Through Roof

04/13/2017

Truck 8 engineer stepped onto a translucent corrugated roof panel, which cracked under his weight.

Six Months

03/28/2017

A significant milestone in our fatality data happened this month, but did anyone notice?

NIOSH LODD Report: Boston Back Bay Fire Tragedy

03/27/2017

Wind driven fire claims two firefighters on March 26, 2016.

 

Line of Duty Deaths: Learn, Live & Never Forget

03/27/2017

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

NIOSH LODD Report: Sudden Cardiac Death Claims Michigan Sergeant

03/23/2017

49-year old firefighter was found unresponsive in the bunkroom after being sick the night before.

Phoenix Southwest Supermarket Fire, 2001

03/14/2017

Revisit the lessons learned from the fatal fire that claimed Firefighter Bret Tarver and injured four others.

NIOSH LODD Report: Teen New York Lieutenant Dies in House Fire

03/13/2017

Lack of crew integrity, improper SCBA use and inexperience are among the contributing factors in this firefighter’s death.

Photos: Late West Burlington (IA) Firefighter Laid to Rest

03/08/2017

The West Burlington (IA) Fire Department recently laid to rest a member who was killed in a crash last month, and fire photographer Tim Olk shared some photos from the service.

Photos: West Burlington (IA) LODD Funeral

03/08/2017

January 2017 On-Duty Death Details

03/01/2017

Vehicle Collision was the leading cause of death for January.

NIOSH LODD Report: Connecticut Firefighter Out of Air in Apartment Fire

03/01/2017

The firefighter was found lying on his right side near the door with his foot caught in a piece of furniture.

NIOSH LODD Report: Georgia Lieutenant Killed in Overhaul Collapse

02/28/2017

Fire departments should ensure that incident commanders conduct a risk-versus-gain analysis prior to committing to interior operations in vacant/abandoned structures and continue the assessment throughout the operations.

NIOSH LODD Report: New York Firefighter Dies from Structure Fire Injuries

02/27/2017

New York volunteer firefighter was found face down in several inches of water in the basement.

NIOSH LODD Report: Heart Attack Claims Wildland Supervisor after Training

02/13/2017

Investigators conclude that the exertion of the training precipitated the heart attack

NIOSH LODD Report: Wildland Firefighter Dies during Pack Test

01/30/2017

Autopsy listed “hyperthermia and probable dehydration due to physical exertion” as cause of death.

NIOSH LODD Report: Cardiac Event Claims New York Firefighter

01/23/2017

Physical stress of responding to and participating in fire suppression activities at the structure fire triggered a heart attack after this 2015 fire.

On-Duty Deaths and Advancing Hoselines in 2016

01/16/2017

A closer look at reported firefighter fatality on the hoseline data.

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