Firefighter Training Deaths on the Rise

July 2006
Fire Chief;Jul2006, Vol. 50 Issue 7, p14
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The article reports on the increasing incidence of firefighter training deaths in the United States, while the overall rate of firefighter deaths has declined. The paper "U.S. Firefighter Deaths Related to Training, 1996-2005," claimed that 100 firefighters died while engaged in training-related activities, accounting for about ten percent of all on-duty firefighter deaths. The largest number of training-related deaths involved firefighters participating in apparatus and equipment drills.


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