FIRE FIGHTER FATALITY INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAM
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.
NIOSH 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.
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.
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)
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