Emergency service vehicle incidents are the 2nd leading cause of death of U.S. firefighters.


emergency service vehicle collisions between 1990-2012. That’s over 16,000 collisions a year.


U.S. firefighters are injured every year in vehicle incidents.


U.S. firefighters killed in vehicle incidents between 1994-2012.


Percent of all line of duty deaths due to vehicle related incidents.


While no accurate estimates exist, the cost of a single emergency service vehicle crash can easily exceed a million dollars.

How San Francisco is changing the design of
its emergency vehicles to prevent crashes

Good Morning American (ABC), March 1, 2018
In 2016 the second leading cause of death for firefighters was in fact road traffic
accidents Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College
of Public Health are working with fire departments across the country to help them
reduce the number of crashes.


Graph of firefighter injuries over time


Graph of vehicle collisions over time