Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP)

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To submit a line-of-duty-death notification, please see Step 1 under Investigation Steps.

Investigation Steps
Learn how we conduct our investigations.

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Fire Fighter Fatality Map
Interactive tool to explore firefighter line-of-duty-deaths.


March is Ladder Safety Month

Fire Aerial Ladders: Improving Ease and Safety with Smaller Rung Spacing Infographic

This infographic explains the benefits to reduced ladder rung spacing for aerial ladders. The ladder rung spacing on American aerial ladders are 2 inches larger than European aerial ladders. Larger rung spacing causes more physical stress and increases climbing difficulty, leading to slower climbing speed and increased risk for tripping.

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