Firefighter injuries in the United States

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Report: NFPA's "U.S. Firefighter Injuries - 2014" (PDF, 1 MB)
Author: Hylton J.G. Haynes and Joseph L. Molis
Issued: November 2015

The report includes statistics on line-of-duty firefighter injuries from NFPA’s survey of fire departments – including non-incident-related injuries, trends, and brief narratives on selected incidents. 


Based on data the NFPA received from fire departments responding to the 2014 National Fire Experience Survey, the NFPA estimates that 63,350 firefighter injuries occurred in the line of duty in 2014. An estimated 27,015 (42.6%) of all firefighter injuries occurred during fireground operations. An estimated 10,695 occurred during other on duty activities, while 14,595 occurred at non-fire emergency incidents. The leading type of injury received during fireground operations was strain, sprain or muscular pain (52.6%), followed by wound, cut, bleeding, bruise (13.6%). Regionally, the West had the highest fireground injury rate.

U.S. Firefighter Injuries by Type of Duty During 2014

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