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.