Death During Search: A Look at Firefighter Deaths from 2010 – Present
Bill Carey of BackstepFirefighter.com has done an excellent job analyzing firefighter deaths during search and rescue operations since 2010 in a 3 part series. What he found was that to date, there were 20 firefighter deaths during “search and rescue” operations. However, 7 of those have been dismissed from this analysis due to their nature of death. That leaves 13 firefighters who died in the line of duty while searching inside a structure that is on fire.
My Last Dying Breath (Los Angeles Fire Department)
This video documents several incidents where firefighters from the LAFD nearly made the ultimate sacrifice. It describes the emotional details of each incident and how it affected each of the member’s involved. It is an honest, open, and frank documentation of these events.
Sacramento Near Miss
This video explores the events of January 12, 2015 when two Sacramento (CA) firefighters were sent through the floor of house into the fire they were fighting. They fell into the basement, trapped.
Individual Firefighter Fatality Investigation Reports (Texas State Fire Marshall)
US Fire Administration Fire Fighter Fatalities