Issue 4 and Volume 136.

NEWS DEPARTMENTS Fight for a Living A survey of job-related deaths and injuries by the International Association of Fire Fighters found professional fire fighting to be the most hazardous of all occupations in the United States. Fire fighters had an on-the-job death rate of 58 per 100,000 workers in 1981, the report said. That compared with an average of 12 per 100,000 for all industries and 23 per 100,000 for police. Mining and quarrying, the second most hazardous occupation, had a death rate of 55 per 100,000 workers. Prevention Class Success While attending a birthday party at a friend’s house, a 12 year old from Laredo, Texas, saved a man from being seriously burned. Roberto Vasquez attempted to speed up his bar-B-Q by using gasoline on the fire. The fire ignited the gasoline can spreading quickly to Vasquez’s left leg where he had spilled more gasoline, and continued toward his…

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