The overall downward trend in on-duty firefighter fatalities over the past three decades is partly the result of a decrease in the number of structure fires. However, the number of deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes and other related events has not declined during this period. The evaluation of FFFIPP suggests that firefighter deaths caused by motor vehicle incidents could be reduced by enforcing the use of seat belts at all times the vehicle is in motion and by providing additional driver/operator training, appropriate safety equipment, and effective compliance monitoring.
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