National Firefighter Registry: On Monday, July 9th 2018 President Donald Trump signed legislation requiring the CDC to set up a registry of firefighters that will track links between their workplace exposures and cancer. NIOSH will take the lead in establishing the registry. If you have questions, email NFRegistry@cdc.gov.
Fire Aerial Ladder Safety: This infographic explains the benefits to reduced ladder rung spacing for aerial ladders.
Firefighters face many dangers that may harm their health. Learn more about NIOSH programs and research on the health concerns of firefighters.
Structural and vehicle firefighters face many risks on the job. Learn more about NIOSH research on job hazards among firefighters.
Every year thousands of acres of land burn across the United States. Wildland firefighters are asked to protect our lives, our homes, and our forests.
Firefighters rely heavily on their equipment to be safe. NIOSH researches ways to improve their safety.
- Bloodborne Infectious Diseases
- Carbon Monoxide
- Chemical Hazards
- Confined Spaces
- Electrical Safety
- Engineering Controls
- Falls from Elevations
- Firefighter Body Dimension Data
- Heart Disease
- Heat Stress
- Motor Vehicle Safety
- Natural Disasters