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Cold-Storage and Warehouse Building Fire

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.



Ebola Interim Guidance for EMS and 9-1-1 Call Takers

CDC has released Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States along with a response preparedness checklist for EMS personnel. Additional information is available at the CDC/NIOSH Ebola website.

NIOSH FF Report Search

NIOSH has added a new google search to this webpage to help facilitate searching the fatality investigation reports.

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 # F2014-07 Career Lieutenant Killed Following a Walkway Collapse While Working to Evacuate a University Student Housing Building—Missouri (added 2/4/15)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2012-14 Captain Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death During Physical Fitness Training – California (added 2/2/15)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2014-03 Volunteer Fire Fighter Killed Rescuing Injured Construction Worker When Struck by Collapsing Cell Phone Tower – West Virginia (added 1/26/15)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2014-16 Firefighter Suffers Fatal Heart Attack While Providing Emergency Medical Services – Washington (added 12/29/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2014-13 Fire Crew Supervisor Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death During Pack Test – Wyoming (added 12/17/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-17 Career Fire Fighter Killed by Structure Collapse While Conducting Interior Search for Occupants Following 4th Alarm – Texas (added 12/04/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-11 9 Volunteer Fire Fighters and 1 Off-Duty Career Fire Captain Killed by an Ammonium Nitrate Explosion at a Fertilizer Plant Fire – Texas (added 11/13/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2014-12 Lieutenant Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death During the “Pack Test” – Arizona (added 10/30/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2014-10 Senior Captain Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death During Training – Alaska (added 9/02/14)



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