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Here is the USFA overview of the 118 Firefighters that died while on duty in 2007:
=68 volunteer Firefighters and 50 career Firefighters died while on duty.
=There were 7 Firefighter fatality incidents where 2 or more Firefighters were killed, claiming a total of 21 firefighters' lives.
=11 Firefighters were killed during activities involving brush, grass, or wildland firefighting, the lowest in over a decade.
=Activities related to emergency incidents resulted in the deaths of 76 Firefighters.
=38 Firefighters engaging in activities at the scene of a fire.
=26 Firefighters responding to or returning from emergency incidents.
=11 Firefighters were engaged in training activities.
=15 Firefighters after the conclusion of their on-duty activity.
=Heart attacks were the most frequent cause of death for 2007, with 52 Firefighter deaths.
Here is a link to the USFA report: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/report.shtm
Here is a link to the NFPA report: http://www.iaff.org/08News/PDF/NFPAReport.pdf
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The Overall Fire Picture - 2006
* There were 3,245 civilians that lost their lives as the result of fire.
* There were 16,400 civilian injuries that occurred as the result of fire.
* There were 106 firefighters killed while on duty.
* Fire killed more Americans than all natural disasters combined.
* 81 percent of all civilian fire deaths occurred in residences.
* 1.6 million fires were reported. Many others went unreported, causing additional injuries and property loss.
* Direct property loss due to fires was estimated at $11.3 billion.
* An estimated 31,000 intentionally set structure fires resulted in 305 civilian deaths.
* Intentionally set structure fires resulted in an estimated $755 million in property damage.
Source: National Fire Protection Association Fire Loss in the U.S. During 2006 and USFA's Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2006.