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NIOSH fire fighter fatality investigation and prevention program - selected investigation reports.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-122, 2010 Dec; :1-94
NIOSHTIC No.
20038749
Abstract
The NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program conducts investigations of fire fighter line-of-duty deaths to formulate recommendations for preventing future deaths and injuries. The program does not seek to determine fault or place blame on fire departments or individual fire fighters but to learn from these tragic events and prevent future similar events. The Program Objectives are: Better define the characteristics of line-of-duty deaths among fire fighters; Develop recommendations for the prevention of deaths and injuries; Disseminate prevention strategies to the fire service. The enclosed investigation reports are examples of reports for traumatic injury and cardiovascular disease deaths of fire fighters in the last couple of years.
Keywords
Fire-fighters; Fire-fighting-equipment; Fire-hazards; Fire-safety; Emergency-responders; Cardiovascular-system-disease; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Accident-analysis; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Traumatic-injuries; Safety-measures; Safety-research; Surveillance
Publication Date
20101201
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
PB2011-109746
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2011-122
NIOSH Division
DSR
Priority Area
Services: Public Safety
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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