To date, 12 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2018.
The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter M. V. Hudson, 86, of the New London Volunteer Fire Department on March 10, 2018.
Firefighter M.V. Hudson was injured in a fire tender (tanker) crash on the evening of February 28th. Hudson and two other firefighters were responding to a grass fire when the apparatus left the right side of the roadway and rolled over, badly damaging the cab and injuring all three occupants. The three firefighters had to be extracted from the vehicle and were rushed to the hospital. Two firefighters were subsequently released, but Firefighter Hudson died while in the hospital on March 10, 2018.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Hudson at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 12 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2018. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.