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Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Evaluation in Support of the Fire Service

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NIOSH Resources

Fire Fighters

Fire Fighter Breathing Protection

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program

Fire Fighter Technical Equipment

Fire Fighter Turnout Gear

Fire Fighter World Trade Center Response

Study of Cancer in Firefighters


Working in Cold: Fire Fighter SCBA Best Practices When Working in Cold

Working in Cold: When using SCBA and working in Cold


Rhabdomyolysis in Structural Fire Fighters: A Patient Population at Risk
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2018-134
Wallet Card for Structural Fire Fighters

What Structural Fire Fighters Need to Know about Rhabdomyolysis
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2018-133

Rhabdomyolysis in Wildland Fire Fighters: A Patient Population at Risk
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2018-132
Wallet Card for Wildland Fire Fighters

What Wildland Fire Fighters Need to Know about Rhabdomyolysis
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2018-131

Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters During Training Exercises
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2017-113

Preventing Deaths and Injuries to Fire Fighters by Establishing Collapse Zones at Structure Fires
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2014-120

Wildland Firefighting: Hot Tips to Stay Safe and Healthy
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013-158

Promoting Hearing Health Among Fire Fighters
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013-142

Preventing Death and Injuries of Firefighters Operating Modified Excess/Surplus Vehicles
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-125

Recommendations for the Selection and Use of Respirators and Protective Clothing for Protection against Biological Agents
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2009-132

Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters Working Above Fire-Damaged Floors
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2009-114

NIOSH ALERT: Preventing Fire Fighter Fatalities Due to Heart Attacks and Other Sudden Cardiovascular Events
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2007-133

Firefighter Deaths from Tanker Truck Rollovers
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2002-111

Other NIOSH Resources

NIOSH Certified Equipment List

NIOSH Fighting Wildfires Topic Page

NIOSH Fire Fighters Topic Page

NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations (HHEs)

NIOSH International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

NIOSH Protective Clothing and Ensembles

NIOSH Respirator User Notices

NIOSH Science Blog: Wildland Firefighting Safety and Health

NIOSH Standard Respirator Testing Procedures

NIOSH Study Examines Safety, Health Implications of Fire Fighters’ Boots

Respirator Trusted-Source Information Page

Safety Advisory: Manual Adjustment of Automatic Slack Adjusters may contribute to Unexpected Brake Failure on Automotive Fire Apparatus

Work Schedules: Shift work and Long Work Hours

NON-NIOSH Resources

Organizations and Websites

Emergency Responder Safety Institute

Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA)

Fire Engineering

Fire Rescue 1



International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

InterAgency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability (IAB)

International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)

International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA)

National Association of State Fire Marshals

National Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation

National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Building and Fire Research Laboratory

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Engineering Laboratory

National Interagency Fire Center

National Volunteer Fire Council

National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)

NFPA Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association

NWCG Risk Management Committee

Society of Fire Protection Engineers

U.S. Fire Administration (USFA/FEMA)