FIRE FIGHTER RESOURCES
National Fire Fighter Registry: On Monday, July 9th 2018 President Donald Trump signed legislation requiring the CDC to set up a registry of fire fightersExternal that will track links between their workplace exposures and cancer. NIOSH will take the lead in establishing the registry. If you have questions, email FFRegistry@cdc.gov.
CDC/NIOSH has posted a Request for Information (RFI) to seek input on the National Firefighter RegistryExternal. In the RFI, we outline three possible enrollment strategies and pose a list of questions for our stakeholders. Specifically, NIOSH is asking for input on how to maximize participation for the Registry. We encourage anyone with interest in firefighter health and safety to comment on the RFI. The comment period opened on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 and will close on May 28th, 2019.
Fire fighters face many dangers that may harm their health. Learn more about NIOSH programs and research on the health concerns of fire fighters.
Structural and vehicle fire fighters face many risks on the job. Learn more about NIOSH research on job hazards among fire fighters.
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.
Fire fighters 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