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Reducing firefighter vehicle crash fatalities.

Authors
Peterson-K; Amandus-H; Wassell-JT
Source
Fire Eng 2009 Jun; 162(6):79-84
NIOSHTIC No.
20035644
Abstract
The overall downward trend in on-duty firefighter fatalities over the past three decades is partly the result of a decrease in the number of structure fires. However, the number of deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes and other related events has not declined during this period. The evaluation of FFFIPP suggests that firefighter deaths caused by motor vehicle incidents could be reduced by enforcing the use of seat belts at all times the vehicle is in motion and by providing additional driver/operator training, appropriate safety equipment, and effective compliance monitoring.
Keywords
Fire-fighters; Fire-fighting-equipment; Motor-vehicles; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Accident-analysis; Accident-rates; Accident-statistics; Accidents; Traumatic-injuries; Safety-belts; Protective-equipment; Surveillance
CODEN
FIENA2
Publication Date
20090601
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0015-2587
NIOSH Division
DSR
Priority Area
Services: Public Safety
Source Name
Fire Engineering
State
WV
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