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Each year an average of 100 fire fighters die in the line of duty. To address this continuing national occupational fatality problem, NIOSH conducts independent investigations of fire fighter line of duty deaths. This web page provides access to NIOSH investigation reports and other fire fighter safety resources.


Spotlight: Public Meeting

NIOSH will be holding a web-based Public Meeting on Wednesday August 20, 2014 to solicit stakeholder input on the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention. Visit the Federal Register website for more information and details on how to register for the meeting or contact Matt Bowyer. You may submit written comments on the FFFIPP docket page.

Fire Fighter Program Video

Video summary of FFFIPP Program recorded live by Fire Department Network News TV (FDNNTV) at the 50th IAFF Fire Fighter Convention in San Diego, CA on August 23, 2010.

Recently Released Reports

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2014-01 Fire Fighter Suffers Sudden Cariac Death at Structure Fire – West Virginia (added 7/28/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-24 Fire Fighter Dies From Aortic Dissection During Shift – Massachusetts (added 7/10/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-26 Volunteer Fire Department Probationary Member Is Killed After the Pumper/Tanker He Was Operating Leaves the Roadway and Overturns – Alabama (added 6/25/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-02 Volunteer Captain Dies After Floor Collapse Traps Him in Basement – New York (added 6/25/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-25 Captain Suffers Fatal Heart Attack During Fire Control Training – North Carolina (added 6/2/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-04 Two Career Lieutenants Killed and Two Career Fire Fighters Injured Following a Flashover at an Assembly Hall Fire – Texas (added 5/23/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-13 Volunteer Fire Fighter Found Unresponsive With His Facepiece Off Dies Eight Days Later – Maryland (added 5/20/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-12 Volunteer Fire Chief Struck and Killed on Interstate Highway While Directing Traffic – Pennsylvania (added 5/19/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-06 Forest Fire Service Fire Fighter Monitoring Prescribed Burn from Roadway is Struck and Killed When Smoke Obscures Visibility Following a Wind Shift – New Jersey (added 4/17/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-19 Volunteer Fire Fighter Electrocuted by Downed Power Line Following Severe Weather – North Carolina (added 4/15/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-28 Volunteer Lieutenant Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death at Fire Station While Doing Fitness Training – New York (added 4/2/14)



Contact FFFIPP

Tim Merinar, MS
Fatality Investigations Team
Division of Safety Research

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