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The death of a firefighters is a tragic event, not only for the firefighters’ family and friends but also their fire service family. The FireRescue1 Firefighter death information and resources page shares news about firefighter line-of-duty deaths (LODDs), off-duty deaths, memorials and remembrance events, and how the fire service can honor its fallen brothers and sisters. Firefighters share stories of fallen members and offer insights about how to reduce the number of LODDs in the future. FireRescue1 also compiles an annual video tribute to the firefighters who died in the line of duty.

FireRescue1 sits down with Chief Billy Goldfeder and Gordon Graham to discuss the origins, impact and future of The Secret List
Family members and fellow firefighters remembered Andrew “Drew” Price as warm, adventurous and a frequent prankster
EMT Frederick D. Whiteside, 43, was a veteran of 22 years at the FDNY
Firefighter/paramedic Brian Herr joined the department in March 2023 after relocating to Florida from Chicago
Lieutenant Dillon Rinaldo had been in critical condition since the fire that claimed Firefighter Rodney Pitts III
Captain Arnoldo Sandoval filed a lawsuit over the 2021 firehouse shooting when Firefighter Jonathan Tatone killed Fire Engineer Tory Carlon and wounded Sandoval
The 1966 blaze was the deadliest fire in the history of the FDNY until the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001
Despite progress to reduce fatalities, the rate of firefighter deaths due to cardiovascular events has remained unchanged
Family, friends and colleagues were on hand to witness the dedication of the Paul Vincent Rotondaro Memorial Highway
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation CEO shares his memories from Sept. 11 and beyond, plus the ongoing support for families impacted by tragedy
As 9/11 becomes a historical event to younger generations, it’s up to us to pass on the lessons learned and keep the memories of those we lost alive
The museum is honoring the anniversary of Sept. 11 with a new exhibit, “Recovery and Reflection, Celebrating the 9/11 Tribute”
Identifying the top three manners of death for on- and off-duty firefighters
Broward County Fire-Rescue Capt. Terryson Jackson, 49, was on board and died following the crash, as well as a female on the ground
Following a cargo ship fire that claimed the lives of two firefighters, the Newark fire union is pushing for an increased focus on hiring