NFPA: Heart attacks remain leading fire service killer in 2002
- On-Duty Deaths Rise 11% Last Year. // Fire Chief;Feb2004, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p13
Presents the findings of the U.S. Fire Administration's study about firefighters' death in 2003. Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities; Fatalities related to emergency duty; Heart attacks; Vehicle accident.
- Beyond the Numbers. Mangan, Dick // Fire Chief;Jul/Aug2010 Wildfire, p20
The article discusses the results of a study concerning the death of wildland firefighters in line with their duties from 2007-2009 in the U.S. The study analyzes several factors on the causes of the said death including aviation, vehicle or driving accidents, geography, and heart attacks. It...
- Rescue-Related Fatalities, 1994-Today. // Fire Chief;Jun2004, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p13
Presents information on rescue-related fatalities among fire fighters in the U.S. Number of fire fighters who suffered heart attack; Occurrence of motor vehicle crashes; Incidence of water/dive-rescue fatalities.
- Don't Risk Your Life Every Day. Dellarocco, Michael // Fire Engineering;Dec2010, Vol. 163 Issue 12, p95
The author asserts the need for firefighters to have better physical condition than the average citizen because of the nature of their duties. He says that heart attacks were noted as the most frequent cause of firefighter deaths in the U.S. in 2008. He adds that years of extensive research are...
- Firefighter fitness. // Active Living;May2007, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p5
The article discusses the risks involved in working as a firefighter. According to an article in the online "British Medical Journal," heart attack is the most often cause of death among firefighters. The online article reported that the odds of dying from heart disease while fighting a fire...
- A silent killer strikes the fireground. Evans, Bruce // Fire Chief;May2003, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p18
Discusses the incidence of heart attack among fire fighters in the U.S. Initiatives of the government to reduce fire fighter fatalities; Management of blood pressure among fire fighters; Effect of carbon monoxide exposure on the heart and nervous system.
- The National Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative. // Fire Engineering;Nov2002, Vol. 155 Issue 11, p45
Reports the formation of the National Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiatives to decrease the number of deaths among on-duty firefighters in the U.S. Analysis of the types of accidents that resulted death and injuries to firefighters; Development of procedures for marking highway emergency scenes;...
- A SECOND CHANCE. Liebeck, Frank P. // Fire Engineering;Jun2001, Vol. 154 Issue 6, p68
Presents a firefighter's account on how a heart attack changed his view of life. Signs and symptoms of an attack; Efforts to change own lifestyle after the incident. INSET: Health and Fitness Dos and Don'ts, by Shawn Perry..
- A CALL FOR ACTION BY FIRE CHIEFS. Brannigan, Francis L. // Fire Engineering;May2000, Vol. 153 Issue 5, p103
Advises United States fire chiefs on preventing firefighter fatalities. Information on firefighter deaths across the United States; Common reasons for firefighter deaths; Warning about thermal imaging cameras and dense smoke; Dangerous development in wood construction, such as improvement of...