FIRE FIGHTER FATALITY INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION
The United States depends on about 1.1 million fire fighters to protect its citizens and property from fire. Approximately 336,000 are career fire fighters, 812,000 are volunteers, and 80 to 100 die in the line of duty each year.
To address this occupational hazard, the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program conducts independent investigations of fire fighter line-of-duty deaths.
Phase in a mandatory comprehensive wellness and fitness program for fire fighters.
- Page last reviewed: April 15, 2016
- Page last updated: October 24, 2016
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Safety Research