Line of Duty

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

03/13/2019

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

03/07/2019

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

LODD Anniversary: North Carolina Firefighters Killed in Mill Fire

03/07/2019

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

02/28/2019

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

January 2019 On-Duty Deaths

02/25/2019

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

02/25/2019

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

NIOSH LODD Report: Cardiac Arrest Claims Massachusetts Firefighter

02/22/2019

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

02/15/2019

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

12/22/2018

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

12/20/2018

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

12/03/2018

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

NIOSH LODD Report: Maryland Firefighter Killed During Welfare Check

11/27/2018

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

11/19/2018

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

11/16/2018

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.

NIOSH LODD Report: Texas Cadet Dies During SCBA Maze Training

11/07/2018

Contributing factors and lessons learned from a 2016 LODD.

NIOSH LODD Report: Los Angeles Firefighter Falls from Aerial Ladder

10/30/2018

Read the contributing factors and lessons learned from a June 2017 line of duty death.

NIOSH LODD Report: Mississippi Firefighters Struck and Killed

10/12/2018

Two firefighters were killed and a third injured when struck by a vehicle.

NIOSH LODD Report: Texas Firefighter Killed in Strip Mall Blaze

10/12/2018

On May 18, 2017, a 31-year-old male career fire fighter died after fire conditions rapidly deteriorated inside a commercial strip mall.

NIOSH LODD Report: Fatal Tanker Response Crash in Oklahoma

09/24/2018

While traveling south on a two-lane, paved county road, Tanker 1 ran off the right side of the road through a narrow soft shoulder into a ditch.

Grieving with Firefighter Families

09/18/2018

As days and weeks go by, and the normalcy of life takes over, the family still needs us, but we have other responsibilities that take the place of the time we had been dedicating to comforting the family. 

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