Line of Duty Death

On October 12, 2015, two Kansas City firefighters lost their lives in a structural collapse at a three-story commercial building fire. The first units on scene reported a working fire with heavy smoke showing on all floors. Several rescues were…
On July 5, 2014, an FDNY fire officer lost his life when he was operating in an apartment fire and was overcome by rapidly changing fire conditions. The fire officer and crew arrived on scene and reported fire visible from…
On October 12, 2015, a fire apparatus operator and a firefighter with the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department (KCFD) lost their lives and several others were injured when a wall collapsed at a three-story commercial structure fire. The first arriving…
On May 9, 2008, three firefighters lost their lives in a shipyard in de Punt, the Netherlands due to a sudden fire spread. The fire took place in a large commercial shed used for boat storage and maintenance. It started…
On March 26, 2014, a lieutenant and a firefighter with the Boston Fire Department lost their lives and 13 additional firefighters were injured when fire conditions deteriorated rapidly in a four story Brownstone. The first crew arrived to find smoke…
On January 26, 2014, two firefighters lost their lives while fighting an arson fire in a converted two-story apartment building. Firefighters arrived with smoke showing from the building. Heavy black smoke and fire were visible from the rear windows, indicating…
On May 20, 2013, a firefighter lost his life while conducting a search for occupants during a three-story apartment fire. The fire had gone to a fourth alarm and firefighters were in the second hour of operations. Primary searches and…
In 2011, a lieutenant and a firefighter with the San Francisco Fire Department lost their lives in a multi-level hillside residential structure fire while searching for the fire. The fire was on the floor below the firefighters. The National Institute…
In 2012 in Illinois, a captain in the Chicago Fire Department sustained injuries at a 2-½ story apartment building fire and then succumbed to the injuries at a local hospital. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire…
On February 15, 2013, two fire officers lost their lives and two firefighters were injured when they were caught in a flashover in a commercial building fire. When the fire and police departments arrived, they observed fire at the roof…
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