The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released four reports as part of its Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program. These reports are:
- NC firefighter suffers probable fatal cardiac arrhythmia during on-duty mandatory physical fitness training: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face201004.html
- One WI firefighter killed and eight fire fighters injured in a dumpster explosion at a foundry: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face200931.html
- Career GA firefighter/paramedic dies 2 days after being ejected during an ambulance rollover incident: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face200930.html
- TX firefighter trainee suffers fatal exertional heat stroke during physical fitness training: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face200917.html
These reports can be downloaded at the links below each description.
Each year an average of 105 firefighters die in the line of duty. To address this continuing national occupational fatality problem, NIOSH conducts independent investigations of firefighter line of duty deaths. Their Web site provides access to NIOSH investigation reports and other firefighter safety resources.
Visit http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/ for more info and other reports.