On-Duty Deaths Rise 11% Last Year
- USFA releases provisional 2008 firefighter fatality statistics. // Fire Engineering;Mar2009, Vol. 162 Issue 3, p58
The article offers statistical information on firefighter fatalities in 2008 released by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). A total of 114 firefighters died in the line of duty during the year. About 50 of the fatalities were related to heart attacks and strokes. Vehicle accidents are the...
- Heart attack leading cause of death for firefighters. // Fire Engineering;Dec2002, Vol. 155 Issue 12, p40
Presents the results of the Firefighter Fatality Retrospective Study conducted by the U.S. Fire Administration. Examination on the causes of death among firefighters; Consideration of heart attack as the leading cause of death; Effectiveness of programs directed toward firefighter health and...
- Fire Administration releases 2012 firefighter fatality stats. Roberts, Mary Rose // Fire Chief Expert Blog;1/7/2013, p2
The article reports on a provisional total of 83 on-duty firefighter fatalities in the U.S. announced by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) during 2012.
- 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.
- 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...
- The U.S. Fire Administration Releases Latest Firefighter Fatality Report. // Occupational Hazards;Sep2008, Vol. 70 Issue 9, p19
The article reports on the release of the U.S. Fire Administration's (USFA) paper "Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2007," indicating the causes for the 118 on-duty firefighter fatalities in 2007. It is part of a series of annual studies by the USFA of on-duty firefighter...
- Separate but Equal. Crawford, Brian A. // Fire Chief;Jul2006, Vol. 50 Issue 7, p40
The article highlights the need for the United States Fire Administration to develop and adopt a formal categorization system to distinguish fatal causes and help prevent line-of-duty deaths for firefighters. A national research agenda and data collection system have been proposed to organize a...
- USFA Releases Fatalities Report. // Fire Chief;Sep2008, Vol. 52 Issue 9, p15
The article reports that the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has released their annual series report "Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2007." The report shows that 27 firefighters fatalities resulted from vehicular accidents because of the lack of seatbelt use. In addition, 68 of...
- NFPA: Heart attacks remain leading fire service killer in 2002. // Fire Chief;Jun2003, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p8
Reports on analysis of firefighter deaths in 2002 by the National Fire Protection Association. Finding that heart attacks and motor-vehicle crashes cause more line-of-duty firefighter deaths than smoke, heat, flames or collapsing buildings. Figures cited; Total line-of-duty fatalities.