FEMA Releases Report On 2003 FF Fatalities

The 111 deaths in 2003 are 111 percent of the 10-year average and 108 percent of the 5-year average.

Emmitsburg, MD.- Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, announced today the release of the Report on Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2003 . The report details the circumstances surrounding the 111 firefighter fatalities that occurred in 2003. The report also contains special reports on alcohol use in the fire service, risk management and special focuses on diesel exhaust emissions and fires in which firefighters become disoriented inside of buildings.