Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program

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The U.S. depends on 1.1 million
firefighters.

There are approximately
336,000
career firefighters.

There are approximately
812,000
volunteer firefighters.

80 to 100
firefighters die in the line of duty each year.

WHAT WE DO
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WHAT’S NEW
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CONTACT
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Spotlight

NIOSH 50th Anniversary Webinar on Epidemiologic and Surveillance Activities

The year 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of NIOSH. Created by the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970, NIOSH was established as a separate and independent research program to create objective scientific research findings in the field of occupational safety and health.

The NIOSH 50th webinarexternal icon “Quantifying and Understanding Impact: NIOSH Epidemiologic and Surveillance Activities” highlighted epidemiologic and surveillance activities conducted by NIOSH researchers and extramurally funded partners. The webinar included the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) and Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention programs. For more information on activities recognizing NIOSH’s anniversary, see the NIOSH 50th webpage.

Safety Tip
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Phase in a mandatory comprehensive wellness and fitness program for firefighters.

Page last reviewed: September 9, 2021