Cause of death of 73 federal wildland firefighters from 1990-2006

from the pie charts of this NWCG publication: www.wildlandfire.com/docs/2007/fed-burnovers99-06.doc

  1990-1998 (n=36) 1999-2006 (n=37) 1990-2006  Total (n=73)
  %    number  %    number  %    number
Burnover
Aircraft
Heart Attack
Vehicle Accident
Tree Felling
Miscellaneous
Other Medical
 44.4  (16)
 16.7    (6)
 11.1    (4)
 11.1    (4)
   5.6    (2)
   5.6    (2)
   5.6    (2)
35.1   (13)
21.6    (8)
16.2    (6)
10.8    (4)
10.8    (4)
  5.4    (2)
  0       (0)
39.7   (29)
19.2   (14)
13.7   (10)
11.0    (8)
  8.2    (6)
  5.5    (4)
  2.7    (2)
Totals 100.1 (36) 99.9   (37) 100    (73)

 

Cause of death of 81 federal wildland firefighters from 1990-2008

Adding in the last 2 years of data
from these NWCG publications:
Entrapment/fatality/injury Spreadsheet 2008 (215 K pdf file)
Entrapment/fatality/injury Spreadsheet 2007 (268 K pdf file)

  1990-1998 (n=36) 1999-2006 (n=37) 2007-2008 (n=8) 1990-2008  Total (n=81)
  %    number  %    number    %    number
Burnover
Aircraft
Heart Attack
Vehicle Accident
Tree Felling
Miscellaneous
Other Medical
 44.4  (16)
 16.7    (6)
 11.1    (4)
 11.1    (4)
   5.6    (2)
   5.6    (2)
   5.6    (2)
35.1   (13)
21.6    (8)
16.2    (6)
10.8    (4)
10.8    (4)
  5.4    (2)
  0       (0)
12.5 (1)
50    (4)
0      (0)
25    (2)
12.5 (1)
0      (0)
0      (0)
37.0   (30)
22.2   (18)
12.3   (10)
12.3   (10)
  8.6     (7)
  4.9     (4)
  2.5     (2)
Totals 100.1 (36) 99.9   (37) 100  (8) 99.8    (81)