Provisional 2010 Firefighter LODD Fatality Statistics

There were 85 LODD in the United States in 2010

Provisional 2010 Firefighter Fatality Statistics

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) recently released the Provisional 2010 Firefighter Fatality Statistics.

According to the report there were 85 onduty firefighter fatalities in the United States as a result of incidents that occurred in 2010, a 6 percent decrease from the 90 fatalities reported for 2009.

The 85 fatalities were spread across 31 states.

  • Illinois experienced the highest number of fatalities (9).
  • In addition to Illinois, only New York (8),
  • Ohio (8),
  • Pennsylvania (7), and
  • Kansas (5) had 5 or more firefighter fatalities.

Heart attacks and strokes were responsible for the deaths of 51 firefighters (60%) in 2010, nearly the same proportion of firefighter deaths from heart attack or stroke (58%) in 2009.

Nine onduty firefighters died in association with wildland fires, about half the number that died in association with wildland fires in 2009 and a third of the 26 such fatalities in 2008.

Forty-eight percent of all firefighter fatalities occurred while performing emergency duties.

Eleven firefighters died in 2010 as the result of vehicle crashes, down substantially from 16 deaths in 2009, and for the first time since 1999, none the of the deaths involved aircraft. Four firefighters in 2010 died in accidents involving firefighters responding in personal vehicles. Seven firefighter deaths involved fire department apparatus, one of which was a double firefighter fatality incident.

These 2010 firefighter fatality statistics are provisional and may change as the USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify the names of firefighters reported to have died onduty during 2010.

The final number of firefighter fatalities will be reported in USFA’s annual firefighter fatality report, expected to be available by July.

  • 2010 Firefighter Fatality Provisional Statistics (PDF, 11 Kb) HERE
  • 2010 Firefighter Fatality Provisional Statistics (Text, 4 Kb) HERE
  • USFA 2010 LODD Fatality Notices, HERE
  • USFA 2011 LODD Fatality Notices, HERE

2010 Line of Duty

As Report From the USFA web Site

Firefighter’s Name City, State Date of Death
Hardy, Tom Athens, Michigan 12/31/2010
Adamo, Kenneth Elmwood Park, New Jersey 12/28/2010
Stringer, Edward Chicago, Illinois 12/22/2010
Ankum, Corey Chicago, Illinois 12/22/2010
Null, Chad Sullivan, Indiana 12/16/2010
Tuberville, Jimmy Milledgeville, Tennessee 12/13/2010
Denton, Dillon C. Lancaster, South Carolina 12/07/2010
Valentino, Gary M. Brooklyn, New York 11/26/2010
Marshall, Jr., Kenneth Rehoboth, Massachusetts 11/25/2010
Sanchez, Fernando South Sacramento, California 11/23/2010
Hall, Worne T. Hitchins, Kentucky 11/19/2010
Zobel, Chance Columbia, South Carolina 11/13/2010
Gumbert, James North Irwin, Pennsylvania 11/10/2010
Murray, Leonard Arthur Nashville, Indiana 11/05/2010
Drake, Rick Taylorsville, Indiana 11/01/2010
Cummins, Gary L. Brocton, Illinois 10/31/2010
Quinn, Kevin Dayton, Ohio 10/30/2010
Bachinsky, Bruce Waterbury, Connecticut 10/26/2010
Davenport, Randall Scott Marshall, Missouri 10/24/2010
Wilson, Daniel C. Curtice, Ohio 10/23/2010
Akin, Jr., William Ghent, New York 10/19/2010
Saunders, Jim Sacramento, California 10/07/2010
Innes, Thomas Hindsboro, Illinois 10/03/2010
Hall, Robert Lynchburg, Ohio 09/27/2010
Mosley, Edward Morgan, Texas 09/26/2010
Stephan, Ronald W. Lynn, Indiana 09/25/2010
Seitz, Ryan Neil McArthur, Ohio 09/24/2010
Clark, William Harold “Hal” Atlantic, Virginia 09/24/2010
Johnson, Mark Hinsdale, Illinois 09/20/2010
Owen, James M. Irvine, California 09/16/2010
Kelly, John Tarrytown, New York 09/06/2010
Suiter, Larry Lorraine, Kansas 09/04/2010
Farrington, Douglas Delta, Pennsylvania 08/23/2010
Littleton, Jonathan Lewis “Johnny” Pine Level, North Carolina 08/20/2010
Wheatley, Christopher Chicago, Illinois 08/09/2010
Adams, Christopher W. Little Rock, Arkansas 08/02/2010
Costello, Steven N. Burlington, Vermont 07/30/2010
Altice, William Daniel “Danny” Rocky Mount, Virginia 07/26/2010
Dillon, Posey Rocky Mount, Virginia 07/26/2010
Sullivan, David Otis, Massachusetts 07/25/2010
Velasquez, Steven John Bridgeport, Connecticut 07/24/2010
Baik, Michel Bridgeport, Connecticut 07/24/2010
Springman, Richard L. Trout Run, Pennsylvania 07/14/2010
Hornberger, Charles Milmont Park, Pennsylvania 07/12/2010
Smith, Douglas L. Williamstown, Pennsylvania 07/09/2010
Flintom, Charles “Bob” Robert Greer, South Carolina 07/04/2010
Araguz III, Thomas Wharton, Texas 07/03/2010
Fouts, V, Frank William Kankakee, Illinois 07/01/2010
Brown, Jay C. Eastman, Georgia 06/27/2010
Bauermeister, Chet Mesa, Washington 06/23/2010
Davis, Scott W. Oswego, New York 06/20/2010
Eckert, Edward Manahawkin, New Jersey 06/06/2010
Schneider Jr., Donald A. Belleville, Wisconsin 05/29/2010
Meusel, Kurt Scales Mound, Illinois 05/22/2010
Curlin, David Pine Bluff, Arkansas 05/22/2010
Glaser, John Shawnee, Kansas 05/22/2010
IRR, David Yuma, Arizona 05/22/2010
Johnson, Paul Fort Cobb, Oklahoma 05/19/2010
Caldwell, Donnie Ghent, West Virginia 05/13/2010
Polimine, John Windber, Pennsylvania 05/01/2010
Crannell, Steven Scott Guthrie Center, Iowa 04/22/2010
Iaccino, Vincent Hyde Park, New York 04/12/2010
Loomis, Garrett Sackets Harbor, New York 04/11/2010
Reed, Sr., Harold Peru, Kansas 04/11/2010
Schaper, Donald E Gainsville, Missouri 04/09/2010
Powell, Leo Lucasville, Ohio 04/03/2010
Teare, Edward Independence, Ohio 03/31/2010
Robinson, Dennis Tucson, Arizona 03/31/2010
Carey, Brian Homewood, Illinois 03/30/2010
Moore, John P. Columbus, Ohio 03/29/2010
Bolick, Jeremy Blowing Rock, North Carolina 03/21/2010
Wright, Tommy Blowing Rock, North Carolina 03/21/2010
Adkins, Donald “Donnie” Glasgow, West Virginia 03/13/2010
Swan, Kevin Beacon Falls, Connecticut 03/10/2010
Marcheterre, Gerard Skaneateles, New York 03/06/2010
Rowe, Brian West Fork, Maine 03/05/2010
Waynant, Sr., Brian P. Wilmington, Delaware 03/01/2010
Siemers, Jonathan Clay Center, Kansas 02/21/2010
Mellott, Donald G. Woolrich, Pennsylvania 02/12/2010
Giles, Stanley L. Linn Valley, Kansas 02/10/2010
Coyle, John Priest River, Idaho 02/08/2010
Sandy, Henry Batesville, Arkansas 01/26/2010
Cannon, Terry Louisville, Kentucky 01/17/2010
McCafferty, Joseph Mack Lancaster, Ohio 01/16/2010
Thompson, Jerry Union, Mississippi 01/14/2010
Kemp, Leroy Tioga Center, New York 01/13/2010
Eck, Urban Aloyisous Wichita, Kansas 01/02/2010


Links of Interest

  • NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program
  • National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
  • Firefighter Close
  • IAFC Safety, Health and Survival
  • National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System
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