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Cancer and Other Illnesses

Fire fighters face many dangers that may harm their health. Learn more about NIOSH programs and research on the health concerns of fire fighters.

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Job Hazards

Structural and vehicle fire fighters face many risks on the job. Learn more about NIOSH research on job hazards among fire fighters.

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Fighting Wildfires

Every year thousands of acres of land burn across the United States. Wildland fire fighters are asked to protect our lives, our homes, and our forests.

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Personal Protective Equipment

Fire fighters rely heavily on their equipment to be safe. NIOSH researches ways to improve their safety.