Agencies Differ Over LODDs

August 2006
Fire Chief;Aug2006, Vol. 50 Issue 8, p11
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The article discusses the discrepancy of reports about the number of firefighters who have died on duty from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) in 2005. The NFPA announced that there were 87 firefighters died on duty while USFA reported 115 for the same period. The reason for the discrepancy was that the USFA counted deaths under the Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act, while NFPA only considered deaths when a firefighter was on duty.


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