Final Report on Fatal Houston Fire Released

A final report, detailing the events that led to the death of four Houston firefighters in May 2013 has been released by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reports

After a line-of-duty death, NIOSH conducts its own independent investigation to check for contributing factors to the incident and to make recommendations to prevent future deaths.

The 108-page NIOSH report found eight contributing factors to the deaths of firefighters Robert Bebee, Matthew Renaud, Robert Garner and Anne Sullivan, including:

Fire burning unreported for three hours
Delayed notification to the fire department
Building construction
Wind impacted fire
Scene size-up
Personnel accountability
Fireground communications
Lack of fire sprinkler system

Read more of the reports findings here

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