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The United States depends on about 1.1 million fire fighters to protect its citizens and property from fire. Approximately 336,000 are career fire fighters, 812,000 are volunteers, and 80 to 100 die in the line of duty each year.

To address this occupational hazard, the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program conducts independent investigations of fire fighter line-of-duty deaths.


The NIOSH Division of Safety Research in Morgantown, WV is seeking to fill job vacancies with the Fatality Investigations Team. These are full-time positions with assignment to the Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program for the investigation of traumatic fire fighter fatalities. Visit the job announcement for position details and instructions to apply. Applications must be received before the job application opportunity closes on October 21, 2016. For more information, contact Paul Moore at 304-285-6016 or Tim Merinar at 304-285-5965.

Safety Tip

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Phase in a mandatory comprehensive wellness and fitness program for fire fighters.