The decedents in the 112 completed claims came from throughout the United States, and the majority worked for fire departments. Table 4 displays demographic information about the decedents and Figure 5 displays the type of public safety agencies in which the decedents worked.
Table 4: Demographics of Completed Hometown Heroes
Act Claims as of November 29, 2007
|Age of Decedent||Median Age||51|
|Range of Ages||24 - 78|
|Gender of Decedent||Male||111||99.1%|
|Cause of Death||Heart Attack||105||93.8%|
Figure 5: Types of Public Safety Agencies From Completed
Hometown Heroes Act Claims as of November 29, 2007
|Note: The “Other” category includes agencies such as the National Park Service, corrections systems, and local wildlife departments.
Source: PSOB claims determinations