USFA Releases 2018 Firefighter Fatality Report

The U.S. Fire Administration has released its annual report on firefighter fatalities. In 2018, 82 firefighters died while on duty, 44 of which were volunteers. Heart attack continues to be the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths, with 33 fatalities. The goal of the report is to increase understanding of the causes of firefighter fatalities and how they can be prevented moving forward. Read report.