Separate but Equal

Crawford, Brian A.
July 2006
Fire Chief;Jul2006, Vol. 50 Issue 7, p40
Trade Publication
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 system for collecting and cataloging information.


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