Firefighter Fatalities

The United States Congress created the NFFF to lead a nationwide effort to remember America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the non-profit foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes and assist their families and co-workers. The NFFF also works with the fire service to help prevent and reduce line-of-duty deaths and injuries.

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Name Prof text
Donald
J.
Regan

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 MetroTech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Robert
M.
Regan

Rank: Lieutenant ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 MetroTech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Christian
Michael
Otto
Regenhard

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Kevin
O.
Reilly

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 MetroTech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Vernon
A.
Richard

Rank: Captain ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 MetroTech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

James
C.
Riches

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 MetroTech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Joseph
R.
Rivelli
Jr.

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 MetroTech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Michael
E.
Roberts

Age: 30 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Michael
Edward
Roberts

Age: 31 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Anthony
Rodriguez

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 MetroTech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Matthew
S.
Rogan

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 MetroTech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Nicholas
P.
Rossomando

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 MetroTech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Paul
G.
Ruback

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 MetroTech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Stephen
Russell

Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 MetroTech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Michael
T.
Russo

Rank: Lieutenant ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 MetroTech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Matthew
L.
Ryan

Rank: Battalion Chief ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: September 11, 2001 09:50 ; Date of death: September 11, 2001 ; Cause of death: Collapse ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Fire Department City of New York
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
9 MetroTech Center

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Louis
Alfred
Rickards

Age: 55 ; Rank: President ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: February 3, 2002 10:00 ; Date of death: February 3, 2002 ; Cause of death: Struck By ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Other On-Duty ; Fixed property use: Street/Road ;
Lewes Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
Chief: Gorden Davis,
P.O. 225
Lewes, Delaware 19958

Daniel
Rama

Age: 28 ; Rank: Firefighter/Crew Leader ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: June 21, 2002 17:15 ; Date of death: June 21, 2002 ; Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Other On-Duty ; Fixed property use: Street/Road ;
Grayback Forestry Inc.
Chief: Mike Wheelock,
P.O. Box 838
Merlin, Oregon 97532

Joseph
Michael
Rotherham

Age: 46 ; Rank: Captain ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: January 14, 2003 01:29 ; Date of death: January 14, 2003 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Residential ;
Springfield Fire/Rescue Department
Chief: Ron Hasara,
825 E Capitol Ave.
Springfield, Illinois 62701

Ricardo
“Ricky”
Martin
Ruiz

Age: 19 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: August 24, 2003 10:45 ; Date of death: August 24, 2003 ; Cause of death: Struck By ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: Responding ; Fixed property use: Street/Road ;
First Strike Environmental
Chief: Robert Krueger, President,
256 Quarry Road
Roseburg, Oregon 97470

Mark
Robert
Ransdell

Age: 23 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: August 24, 2003 10:45 ; Date of death: August 24, 2003 ; Cause of death: Struck By ; Nature of death: Asphyxiation ; Activity type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: Responding ; Fixed property use: Street/Road ;
First Strike Environmental
Chief: Robert Krueger, President,
256 Quarry Road
Roseburg, Oregon 97470

William
F
Ramsey

Age: 42 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: September 8, 2003 10:53 ; Date of death: September 9, 2003 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: Other ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: Responding ; Fixed property use: Outdoor Property ;
Connellsville Township Volunteer Fire Department
Chief: Dwayne Krumanacker,
905 Firemen Street
Connellsville, Pennsylvania 15425

James
D.
Richards

Age: 49 ; Rank: Assistant Fire Chief ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: October 20, 2003 16:00 ; Date of death: October 20, 2003 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: Water Supply ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Outdoor Property ;
Oran Fire Department
Chief: Larry Wedemier,
5054 Main Street
Oran, Iowa 50664

Steven
Liss
Rucker

Age: 38 ; Rank: Engineer ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: October 29, 2003 13:00 ; Date of death: October 29, 2003 ; Cause of death: Caught or Trapped ; Nature of death: Burns ; Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Residential ;
Novato Fire Protection District
Chief: Jeffrey A. Meston,
7025 Redwood Boulevard
Novato, California 94945

James
R
Ray

Age: 49 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: May 15, 1990 ; Date of death: May 15, 1990 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: Fitness Activity ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Training ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;

Chief: ,
Heriberto
Rivera

Age: 30 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: May 10, 1990 11:22 ; Date of death: May 10, 1990 ; Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Responding ; Fixed property use: Manufacturing ;

Chief: ,
Daniel
Joseph
Raskin

Age: 31 ; Rank: Lieutenant ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: July 9, 1990 ; Date of death: July 16, 1990 ; Cause of death: Struck By ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Setup ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ;

Chief: ,
Jerry
A
Reed

Age: 43 ; Rank: Unknown ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: May 28, 1990 ; Date of death: May 28, 1990 ; Cause of death: Unknown ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: Unknown ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Other On-Duty ;

Chief: ,
Bruce
A
Rhinehart

Age: 43 ; Rank: Unknown ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: October 27, 1990 ; Date of death: October 27, 1990 ; Cause of death: Other ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Other On-Duty ;

Chief: ,
Karl
Richter

Age: 56 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: June 14, 1990 ; Date of death: June 14, 1990 ; Cause of death: Unknown ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: Unknown ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Other On-Duty ;

Chief: ,
James
Merle
Riley

Age: 49 ; Rank: Battalion Chief/District Chief ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: October 20, 1991 ; Date of death: October 20, 1991 ; Cause of death: Exposure ; Nature of death: Burns ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ;

Chief: ,
Mark
Steven
Rice

Age: 32 ; Rank: Captain ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: December 1, 1991 ; Date of death: December 2, 1991 ; Cause of death: Fall ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Responding ;

Chief: ,
Albert
F
Robibero

Age: 40 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: June 24, 1991 ; Date of death: June 24, 1991 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Other On-Duty ;

Chief: ,
Alfred
Ronaldson

Age: 36 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: March 5, 1991 ; Date of death: March 5, 1991 ; Cause of death: Fall ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ;

Chief: ,
Robert
G
Reits

Age: 70 ; Rank: Company Officer ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: January 16, 1992 ; Date of death: January 16, 1992 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Responding ;

Chief: ,
Randy
W
Reynaga

Age: 23 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: July 3, 1993 ; Date of death: July 3, 1993 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Training ;

Chief: ,
Arthur
Ruezga

Age: 33 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: August 20, 1993 ; Date of death: August 20, 1993 ; Cause of death: Caught or Trapped ; Nature of death: Burns ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ;

Chief: ,
Christopher
C
Rutledge

Age: 25 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: October 22, 1993 ; Date of death: October 22, 1993 ; Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;

Chief: ,
Dennis
Rodd

Age: 47 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: March 13, 1993 ; Date of death: March 13, 1993 ; Cause of death: Struck By ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Other On-Duty ;

Chief: ,
Edgar
Bruce
Rogers

Age: 56 ; Rank: Lieutenant ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: April 22, 2004 15:58 ; Date of death: April 22, 2004 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Public Assembly ;
Chesterfield Fire Department
Chief: Michael White,
112 Cotton St.
PO Box 350
Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709

Benjamin
Craig
Rouchon

Age: 25 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: December 21, 2003 07:55 ; Date of death: December 21, 2003 ; Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: Responding ; Fixed property use: Street/Road ;
Bluff Creek Fire Protection Territory
Chief: Allen McNabb,
15456 Highway 959
Clinton, Louisiana 70722

George
Henry
Raber

Age: 69 ; Rank: Crew Chief ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: July 31, 2004 15:13 ; Date of death: July 31, 2004 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: Pump Operations ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Outdoor Property ;
Hebron Fire Protection District
Chief: Terry Dakken,
717 Summit Avenue
Hebron, North Dakota 58638

Rey
Rubio

Age: 42 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: August 20, 2004 20:20 ; Date of death: August 20, 2004 ; Cause of death: Caught or Trapped ; Nature of death: Asphyxiation ; Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Fire ; Fixed property use: Residential ;
Philadelphia Fire Department
Chief: Commissioner Lloyd Ayers,
240 Spring Garden
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

Clinton
L.
Romine

Age: 25 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: September 16, 2004 19:34 ; Date of death: September 16, 2004 ; Cause of death: Struck By ; Nature of death: Crushed ; Activity type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: Other On-Duty ; Fixed property use: Street/Road ;
Good Springs Volunteer Fire Department
Chief: Andy Thompson,
33634 Alabama Highway 99
Anderson, Alabama 35610

James
Larry
Rogers

Age: 55 ; Rank: Fire Chief ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: December 13, 2004 17:40 ; Date of death: December 13, 2004 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heat Exhaustion ; Activity type: Unknown ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Returning ; Fixed property use: Street/Road ;
Claxton Volunteer Fire Department
Chief: Harold Rogers,
204 W. Railroad Street
PO Box 829
Claxton, Georgia 30417

Jason
Todd
Rowe

Age: 30 ; Rank: Fire Chief ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: December 23, 2004 19:45 ; Date of death: December 23, 2004 ; Cause of death: Struck By ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Other ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Training ; Fixed property use: Store/Office ;
Elkhorn City Fire Department
Chief: John Moore,
PO Box 990
Elkhorn City, Kentucky 41522

Ray
Rangel

Age: 29 ; Rank: Staff Sergeant-Firefighter ; Classification: Career ; Incident date: February 13, 2005 05:15 ; Date of death: February 13, 2005 ; Cause of death: Caught or Trapped ; Nature of death: Asphyxiation ; Activity type: Search and Rescue ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire ; Fixed property use: Outdoor Property ;
Dyess AFB, 7th Civil Engineer Squadron
Chief: Floyd Jones,
626 Alert Ave.
Dyess AFB, Texas 79607

James
Michael
Ratcliffe

Age: 62 ; Rank: Safety Officer ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: April 11, 2005 11:50 ; Date of death: May 3, 2005 ; Cause of death: Other ; Nature of death: Cerebrovascular Accident ; Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus ; Emergency duty: No ; Duty type: Other On-Duty ; Fixed property use: Street/Road ;
Metuchen Fire Department
Chief: Robert B. Donnan,
500 Main Street
Metuchen, New Jersey 08840

Steven
M.
Rosenfeld

Age: 52 ; Rank: EMS Captain ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: September 9, 2004 01:30 ; Date of death: September 9, 2004 ; Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion ; Nature of death: Heart Attack ; Activity type: EMS/Patient Care ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire ; Fixed property use: Street/Road ;
Salem Volunteer Fire Department
Chief: Mike Bailey,
8279 Sperryville Pike
Culpepper, Virginia 22701

Clint
Dewayne
Rice

Age: 28 ; Rank: Firefighter ; Classification: Volunteer ; Incident date: November 22, 2005 14:27 ; Date of death: November 22, 2005 ; Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft ; Nature of death: Trauma ; Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus ; Emergency duty: Yes ; Duty type: Responding ; Fixed property use: Outdoor Property ;
Carlton Volunteer Fire Department
Chief: Bill Hollingsworth,
PO Box 41
Carlton, Texas 76436

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