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January 2021 On-Duty Deaths

A total of 14 firefighters suffered on-duty deaths in the first month of 2021.

2020 On-Duty Firefighting Deaths in Detail

While the total of firefighter fatalities was higher, 2020 was another record low in subcategories.

One Out of 93

2017 ended with a rise in fatalities compared to past years. However, the rise was not due to firefighters killed inside burning structures. As we look forward through this year we must seriously ask if we are truly concerned about reducing the other fatalities and what steps, revised, renewed or brand new, need to be taken.


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