The 111 deaths in 2003 are 111 percent of the 10-year average and 108 percent of the 5-year average. The 111 deaths resulted from a total of 98 incidents. There were 7 multiple firefighter fatality incidents. The median age for firefighters who died while on-duty in 2003 was 46 years and 5 months. Two 16-year-old firefighters died in 2003 and the oldest firefighter to die was 81 years of age.
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