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Applying findings from NIOSH investigations: incident command, safety officers and rapid intervention.

Authors
Wassell-JT; Peterson-K; Amandus-H
Source
Firehouse 2010 Mar; :119-121
NIOSHTIC No.
20037148
Abstract
Each year, about 100 U.S. firefighters die and at least 80,000 are injured in the line of duty. Even though a 30-year overview prepared by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reveals that the death rate at structure fires has dropped steadily since 1999, recent events remind us that the need for diligent safety efforts is critical when responding to fires in residential and commercial structures ("Firefighter Fatalities Studies 1977- 2006" by R.F. Fahy, P.R. LeBlanc and J.L. Molis, NFPA Journal, Vol. 101, No. 4, pages 48-55). Lessons learned from these tragedies, if acted on, may prevent future deaths.
Keywords
Fire-fighters; Fire-safety; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Surveillance
Publication Date
20100303
Document Type
Journal Article; Trade
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
0145-4064
NIOSH Division
DSR
Priority Area
Services: Public Safety
Source Name
Firehouse
State
WV
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