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03/01/2006
USFA: Fire service lost “too many firefighters in 2005”One hundred six firefighters lost their lives in the line of duty in 2005, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reports in its 2005 firefighter line-of-duty deaths analysis. In addition, four firefighters died from injuries that occurred prior to 2005. “The fire service of this nation has tragically lost again too many firefighters in 2005,” says Deputy USFA Administrator Charles Dickinson. “The USFA approaches 2006, joined with the fire organizations and fire department leaders, to commit to doing what it takes to reduce these too often, preventable losses.”According to the USFA statistics, fataliti...

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