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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.



2015 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week

NIOSH is pleased to support the National Volunteer Fire Council and the International Association of Fire Chiefs in promoting the 2015 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week, June 14-20, 2015.  This year’s theme is Creating a Culture of Safety.

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.

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 # F2014-23 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)

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)




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