FIRE FIGHTER FATALITY INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAM
Our Work, Reviewed
Future Directions for the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP)
In 2006, the National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOSH) undertook two complementary efforts to seek data and feedback to guide future directions of the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP). NIOSH sought stakeholder input at a public meeting and through a public docket, and conducted a national survey of U.S. fire departments focusing on the use of NIOSH recommendations and information products. NIOSH is making several modifications to the FFFIPP based on stakeholder input and survey results. The intent of these modifications is to ensure that the FFFIPP meets stakeholders’ needs and to increase the impact of the FFFIPP on fire fighter safety and health. This document summarizes these modifications and future directions.