Over 200 firefighters died in service over past 40 years

in News · 30-07-2020 08:00:00 · 0 Comments

During the last 40 years 229 firefighters have died in service according to data given to Jornal de Notícias by the National Authority of Emergency and Civil Protection.

Within the 229 deaths, still according to Jornal de Notícias data, almost 100 of the deaths happen during combat against forest fires or during car accidents. There are also cases of sudden death.

The deaths of André Pedrosa and José Augusto Fernandes were already counted and included in the data

The years with the highest number of firefighter deaths registers were 1985, 1986, 2005 and 2013.


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