From the 9-11 Commission to reports on individual firefighter tragedies, check out these links to learn more about the FDNY and firefighter fatalities.
Reports on September 11, 2001
Officially called the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, but also known as the Kean Commission, this panel held a hearing on the emergency response to the 2001 attacks and devoted a chapter of their much-read final report to the performance of the FDNY, NYPD and other rescue agencies.
Staff Statement on Emergency Response
Staff Statement on Crisis Management
Video and transcripts from the Commission’s May 2004 hearing on emergency response
“Heroism and Honor,” the chapter in the Commission’s final report dealing with the emergency response
This report was commissioned by the FDNY to look into the September 11 response
An agency of the Commerce Department, NIST was charged by Congress with the task of producing a detailed engineering study of the collapses on September 11. They also explored how building occupants and emergency responders performed.
Occupant Behavior, Egress, and Emergency Communication
FDNY Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness Strategy
Fire statistics by year, month and borough
To read more FDNY publications, please click here.
Reports on other firefighter fatalities
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health investigates many firefighter fatalities. While NIOSH reports do not name the deceased or their department, the date and nature of the incidents make it clear which deaths are being described, including the following FDNY fatalities:
Firefighters Robert Beddia and Joseph Graffagnino
Lt. Howard Carpluk, Jr. and Firefighter Michael Reilly
Lt. Curtis Meyran and Firefighter John Bellew
Firefighter John Downing, Brian Fahey and Harry Ford
Lt. Joseph Cavalieri and firefighters James Bohan and Christopher Bopp
Lt. James Blackmore and Captain Scott Lapiedra
A federal report on this disaster
Report on firefighter fatalities in 2010
Several reports on trends and patterns in deaths of firefighters
Collects first-hand reports from firefighters who avoided death or serious injury.
National project to
reduce firefighter fatalities collects incident stories and promotes policy.
IAFF’s Line of Duty Death Database