Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Monday, April 19, 2021
CURRENT UNITED STATES FIRE & EMS NUMBERS
As of early last week, there were 175 total reported deaths to United States fire and EMS personnel due to COVID-19 complications: 121 fire personnel; 54 EMS only according to the NFFF.
New York (14%), Pennsylvania (9.9%), Texas (8.3%), and New Jersey (7.4%) respectively represent the states with the highest number of COVID-related deaths for fire personnel.
New York (28%), New Jersey (24%) and Pennsylvania (5.6%) represent the states with the highest number of COVID-related deaths for EMS personnel.
The average age of Fire personnel who died due to COVID-related complications is 55.8.
The average age of EMS personnel who died due to COVID-related complications is 55.7.
# of Fire personnel COVID-related deaths in 2020: 81
# of Fire personnel COVID-related deaths in 2021 to-date: 40
# of EMS COVID-related deaths in 2020: 51
Sourec: FireFighterCloseCalls.com (2021, April 17). https://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/updated-stats-on-united-states-firefighter-ems-covid-19-deaths/
The Officer Down Memorial Page reported 360 police officers died in the line of duty in 2020, more than twice the 148 reported last year. The group said that 232 officers had died due to COVID-19,
more than all of the reported deaths that took place in 2019.
The US Fire Administration reports annual firefighter deaths. Numbers of 2020 were not available. Of the 62 firefighters who died in 2019, 33 died of heart attacks.
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Utah Valley University Firefighter RCA students in the Spring 2021 semester contacted 512 students, ages K-3, to make fire safety presentations. They gave out 370 coloring books. Total number of children contacted since the school-visit program began in 2014 is 8094.
More information about the Recruit Candidate Academy can be found on the Utah Valley University website at https://uvu.edu/es/rca/index.php
Graduates of the RCA program and other certificate programs in Emergency Services can often find jobs while they are continuing their education. Graduates of programs in RCA, EMT, Paramedic, and Wildland Firefighting become eligible to take state and national exams that will certify them in these areas.