Volunteer fire service health and safety issues

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The volunteer fire service, representing almost 70 percent of all U.S. firefighters, has its own distinct issues related to health and safety, including:

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is working on a project with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to study these challenges and create strategies to reduce on-duty casualties. Our study will also look at health and safety challenges for volunteer wildland firefighters.

We expect to publish the results of the study in early 2016.

Previous health and safety projects with the NVFC