Line of Duty

LODD Anniversary: Nine Firefighters Die in South Carolina Commercial Structure Fire


On June 18, 2007, nine career fire fighters died when they became disoriented and ran out of air in rapidly deteriorating conditions inside a burning commercial furniture showroom and warehouse facility.

NIOSH LODD Report: Collapse at 140-Year Old Mill Kills Pennsylvania Firefighters


On March 22, 2018, two male career fire fighters, ages 50 and 29, died following a structure collapse while working to extinguish hot spots following a structure fire in a 140-year old mill building. 

LODD Anniversary: DCFD Cherry Road Townhouse Fire


After seeing the fire, the fire fighter stated that everything went black and he felt an intense blast of heat.

NIOSH LODD Report: Ohio Firefighter Dies after Being Struck by SCUBA Cylinder


The unsecured cylinder began to spin, rotate and bounce off the engine bay floor until it became an airborne projectile.

NIOSH LODD Report: Firefighter Killed in Fall from Tower Ladder


FDNY firefighter died during an April 2017 fire when he was ejected from the platform.

NIOSH LODD Report: Iowa Firefighter Ejected from Department Pickup Truck


The vehicle was traveling in adverse road and driving conditions due to a wintery mix of rain, snow, and ice. 

LODD Anniversary: Battalion Chief, Firefighter Killed in Church Fire, 29 Firefighters Injured


On March 13, 2004, a 55-year-old male career Battalion Chief and a 51-year-old male career master fire fighter were fatally injured during a structural collapse at a church fire. 

Muddy Water Supply Data


Details from a NIOSH report lead to error in yearly on-duty death report.

LODD Anniversary: North Carolina Firefighters Killed in Mill Fire


Once it was realized that the crew was in trouble, multiple rescue attempts were made into the burning warehouse in an effort to reach the trapped crew as conditions deteriorated further.

NIOSH LODD Report: Georgia Firefighter Suffers Sudden Cardiac Arrest at Station


The 44-year-old female firefighter had complained of burning in her throat.

January 2019 On-Duty Deaths


Since 1990 has there not been a year with such a low number in January as there has been this year.

NIOSH LODD Report: Massachusetts Firefighter Suffers Carbon Monoxide Toxicity


54-year old firefighter collapsed while performing overhaul during a March 2017 fire.

NIOSH LODD Report: Cardiac Arrest Claims Massachusetts Firefighter


It was a light-recovery day workout, and after one set of three exercises, he suddenly collapsed. 

LODD Anniversary: Firefighters Killed and Injured in Texas Blaze


On February 15, 2013, a 36-year-old male career lieutenant and a 54-year-old male career lieutenant were killed and two career fire fighters were injured at an assembly hall fire.

LODD Anniversary: Firefighters and Children Killed in Iowa Fire


On December 22, 1999, a 49-year-old Shift Commander and two Engine Operators, 39 and 29 years of age respectively, lost their lives while performing search-and-rescue operations at a residential structure fire. 

LODD Anniversary: Probationary Firefighter Killed in Texas Fire


On December 20, 2004, a 24-year-old male career probationary firefighter died after he became separated from a fire-attack team at a two-alarm, single-story, residential structure fire.

December and Firefighters


Each December, there are some very significant dates for the fire service.

NIOSH LODD Report: Maryland Firefighter Killed During Welfare Check


On April 15, 2016, a 37-year-old male career fire fighter/paramedic was killed and a 19-year-old male volunteer fire fighter was seriously wounded when they were shot after a combination fire department was dispatched for a check on the welfare of a citizen. 

Delaware LODDs: The Impact on Your Department


We are pleading with you to take this information and genuinely evaluate yours and each of our departments.

NIOSH LODD Report: Delaware Firefighters Killed in Collapse


On September 24, 2016, a 41-year-old lieutenant and a 51-year-old senior fire fighter died due to a floor collapse in a row house at a structure fire.


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