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Firefighter Fatality Investigations in Texas

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The State Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for investigating firefighter fatalities in Texas.

If a firefighter dies in the line of duty or if the firefighter's death occurs in connection with an on-duty incident in this state, the state fire marshal shall investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of the firefighter, including any factors that may have contributed to the death of the firefighter.

These investigations are conducted in cooperation with fire-service organizations such as the State Firemen's & Fire Marshals' Association, Texas Fire Chiefs Association, Texas Association of Firefighters, Texas Fire Marshal's Association, Texas Commission on Fire Protection, Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators, and Emergency Services Training Institute.

Firefighter Fatality Investigation Information


Firefighter Fatality Investigation Policy

Firefighter Fatality Investigation Statutory Authority

How To Report a Firefighter Fatality

Firefighter Autopsy Protocol (from U.S. Fire Administration)

Recommendations for Reducing the Number of Line-of-Duty Deaths

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Last updated: 10/20/2016

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