Statistics Infographic: California Firefighter Fatalities in 2018
More than a million individuals act as firefighters in the United States. This includes in excess of 300,000 career firefighters and nearly 800,000 volunteers. Due to the inherent risks involved, firefighting is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous professions. Looking at the fatalities associated with firefighting in 2018 helps to develop a better understanding of these dangers.