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.
Reminder – Public Docket Number NIOSH 063-C will remain open to receive public comments on the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program until 11:59 PM on October 20, 2014. View the Federal Register Notice announcement. You may submit written comments on the regulations.gov FFFIPP docket page. A summary of the 2014 Public Meeting Webinar will be posted soon.
Recall Certain Sutphen Aerial Fire Apparatus
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) is advising end users of the recall of certain model Sutphen aerial fire apparatus. In the affected vehicles, the bearings used for extension of the ladder may seize causing the extension cables passing over them to chafe and fail. Sutphen Corporation (Sutphen) has voluntarily removed all 5-Section Aerial Devices (SPH 100, SP 110, SPI 112, and SAI 110) from service and is undertaking a thorough review. More information can be found on the NHSTA website and the Sutphen website. Persons having information related to the unexpected failure of these model aerial devices should contact the NHTSA at the following e-mail address: email@example.com.
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.
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