Preventing Fire Fighter Fatalities Due to Heart Attacks and Other Sudden Cardiovascular Events

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Preventing Fire Fighter Fatalities Due to Heart Attacks and Other Sudden Cardiovascular Events

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Title: Preventing Fire Fighter Fatalities Due to Heart Attacks and Other Sudden Cardiovascular Events

Subject: Identification and analysis of critical factors to reduce the most common fire fighter fatality type.

Purpose: To outline a program to reduce the number of on-duty fire fighter fatalities due to CVD that can be used by all parties interested in or responsible for the health of fire fighters.

Timing of Review: December 2006

Primary Disciplines or Expertise Needed for Review: Public safety medicine, fire service, occupational medicine (fitness for duty), cardiology

Type of Review: Multi-stage

Number of Reviewers: 10

Reviewers Selected by: NIOSH

Public Nominations Requested for Reviewers: No

Opportunities for the Public to Comment: Yes

Peer Reviewers Provided with Public Comments Before Their Review: Yes

Peer Reviewers:

Richard Duffy
Organizational Affiliation: Assistant to the General President, International Association of Fire Fighters
Area of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Fire Fighting

I. David Daniels
Organizational Affiliation: Chair of Safety Health and Survival Section, International Association of Fire Chiefs
Area of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Fire Fighting

Rita Fahy
Organizational Affiliation: Statistical Coordinator, National Fire Protection Association
Area of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Fire Fighter Fatalities

Jim Melius
Academic and Professional Credentials: MD, PhD
Organizational Affiliation: Director, Laborers Safety and Health Fund Medical Chairman, Redmond Foundation
Area of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Fire Fighter Safety and Health

Sandy Bogucki
Academic and Professional Credentials: MD, PhD
Organizational Affiliation: Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale University, Department of Emergency Medicine; National Fire Protection Association Standard 1582 Task Force Chair
Area of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Fire Fighter Safety and Health

Leonard Goldberg
Organizational Affiliation: Consulting Physician, Los Angeles County Fire Department, California
Area of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Fire Fighter Safety and Health

Dan Samo
Academic and Professional Credentials: MD
Organizational Affiliation: Chair, Public Safety Medicine Section, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; National Fire Protection Association Standard 1582 member
Area of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Fire Fighter Safety and Health

Denise Smith
Academic and Professional Credentials: PhD
Organizational Affiliation: Professor, Department of Exercise Sciences, Skidmore College, Champaign, IL
Area of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Fire Fighting Safety and Health

Bill Troup
Organizational Affiliation: U.S. Fire Administration
Area of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Fire Fighting

Ronald Siarnicki
Organizational Affiliation: Executive Director, NFFF (National Fallen Firefighters Foundation)
Area of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Fire Fighting Safety and Health

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