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NIOSH fire fighter fatality investigation and prevention program - selected investigation reports.
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-122, 2010 Dec; :1-94
The NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program conducts investigations of fire fighter line-of-duty deaths to formulate recommendations for preventing future deaths and injuries. The program does not seek to determine fault or place blame on fire departments or individual fire fighters but to learn from these tragic events and prevent future similar events. The Program Objectives are: Better define the characteristics of line-of-duty deaths among fire fighters; Develop recommendations for the prevention of deaths and injuries; Disseminate prevention strategies to the fire service. The enclosed investigation reports are examples of reports for traumatic injury and cardiovascular disease deaths of fire fighters in the last couple of years.
Fire-fighters; Fire-fighting-equipment; Fire-hazards; Fire-safety; Emergency-responders; Cardiovascular-system-disease; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Accident-analysis; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Traumatic-injuries; Safety-measures; Safety-research; Surveillance
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-122
Services: Public Safety
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division