USFA: 106 Fatalities in 2005

January 2006
Fire Chief;Jan2006, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p13
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The article reports on the United States Fire Administration's data showing that the country's fire service suffered 106 on-duty firefighter fatalities in 2005. There were also four firefighter fatalities related to injuries suffered in years prior to 2005. Heart attacks were responsible for the deaths of 48 firefighters. Other causes of death were vehicle, tanker and pumper crashes. The average age of a firefighter killed in 2005 was 46. The youngest firefighter to die while on-duty was an 18-year-old Connecticut firefighter who died after falling from a ladder during training.


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