All visitors: NFPA's report on "Firefighter Fatalities in the United States" June 2013
Overall statistics on line-of-duty firefighter fatalities in 2010, including non-incident-related deaths. Includes patterns, trends, career vs. volunteer comparisons, and brief narratives on selected incidents. 

Year

Total

Career

Volunteer

Non-Municipal*

1977

157

70

82

5

1978

174

65

101

8

1979

126

58

58

10

1980

138

61

69

8

1981

136

58

65

13

1982

128

51

67

10

1983

113

54

51

8

1984

119

43

59

17

1985

128

55

66

7

1986

119

50

55

14

1987

132

49

68

15

1988

136

43

81

12

1989

118

43

65

10

1990

108

26

62

20

1991

108

36

66

6

1992

75

24

44

7

1993

79

21

55

3

1994

106

35

38

33

1995

98

30

59

9

1996

96

27

65

4

1997

99

31

59

9

1998

91

33

49

9

1999

112

37

71

4

2000

103

28

58

17

2001

443**

365**

66

12

2002

98

29

51

18

2003

106

26

58

22

2004

104

29

64

11

2005

87

25

54

8

2006

89

23

46

20

2007

106

43

55

8

2008

105

27

60

18

2009

82

31

41

10

2010

73

25

45

3

2011

61

21

35

5

2012

64

23

30

11

*Non-municipal firefighters are those who are not employed by local, public fire departments. They can be full-time, paid firefighters, or not. The can include employees of forestry agencies, industrial fire brigades, the military, the Federal government, prison crews and impressed civilians.

**Includes 340 firefighters at the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001.

Source: Firefighter Fatalities in the United States, Rita F. Fahy, Paul R. LeBlanc, Joseph L. Molis, NFPA, June 2013 and previous reports in the series.

Updated 6/13

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