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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.



Safety Advisory – Translucent Roof Panels Pose Fall Risk to Fire Fighters

NIOSH recommends that fire departments take immediate action to reduce the risk of fire fighters falling through translucent corrugated roof panels.

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.

Recently Released Reports

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2015-05 Firefighter Suffers Fatal Heart Attack at Commercial Fire – New Jersey (added 1/8/16)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2015-07 Lieutenant Suffers Heart Attack During Fire Suppression Operations at Residential Fire and Dies Ten Days Later - Georgia (added 1/5/16)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2014-22 Pump Operator/Engineer Suffers Heart Attack On Duty and Later Dies - Texas (added 11/2/15)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2014-24 Shift Safety Officer Falls through Hole in Floor into Basement of Vacant Row House and Dies from Smoke Inhalation – Maryland (added 10/8/15)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2015-02 Fire Fighter Suffers Heart Attack During Training and Later Dies - Kansas (added 9/23/15)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2015-04 Captain Suffers Heart Attack During Fire Suppression and Dies Two Days Later - Texas (added 9/14/15)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2014-06 Career Fire Fighter Struck and Killed While Working a Crash Scene on Ice Covered Interstate Overpass – Texas (added 8/25/15)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-16 4 Career Fire Fighters Killed and 16 Fire Fighters Injured at Commercial Structure Fire - Texas (added 7/20/15)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2015-01 Fire Engineer Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death at Shift Change - California (added 7/14/15)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2014-23 Pump Operator/Paramedic Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death After Physical Fitness Training - Texas (added 6/25/15)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2014-02 Two Career Fire Fighters Die in a Rapid Fire Progression While Searching for Tenants—Ohio (added 4/29/15)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2014-21 Major Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death After Annual Physical Ability Test - Kentucky (added 4/14/15)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2014-20 Fire Apparatus Driver Operator Suffers Fatal Cardiac Event During Fire Department Training - Maryland (added 4/14/15)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2014-17 Fire Chief Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death at Structure Fire - Texas (added 4/14/15)



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