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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.



International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week 2014 LogoNIOSH is pleased to support the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) in promoting the 2014 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week, June 15-21, 2014. The theme for this year's Safety and Health Week is "Train Like You Fight." 

A new NIOSH interactive mapping application is now available. The site combines fire fighter fatality data from the U.S. Fire Administration with information about NIOSH fire fighter fatality investigations. The map shows all USFA deaths and those with “pending” or “completed” NIOSH investigations. Links to final NIOSH reports are included.

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 # 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)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2012-30 Volunteer Fire Fighter Dies in Tanker Crash En Route to Grass Fire – Indiana (added 3/24/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-05 Volunteer Fire Fighter Killed When Struck While Operating at Scene of Multiple Vehicle Crash on Interstate Highway – Illinois (added 3/18/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-22 Wildland Fire Fighter Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death During Campfire Patrol – New Mexico (added 3/17/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-21 Volunteer Fire Captain Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death While Responding to a Call – New York (added 3/5/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-23 Lieutenant Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death at Motor Vehicle Crash – Ohio (added 3/3/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2012-27 Captain Dies from Hyperthermia and Exertional Heatstroke While Performing Advanced Survival Training – Texas (added 2/27/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-20 Fire Fighter Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death While Responding to Residential Structure Fire – Michigan (added 1/15/14)

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation # F2013-15 Fire Fighter Trainee Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death During Physical Ability Training – Texas (added 1/15/14)



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Fatality Investigations Team
Division of Safety Research

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