Subject guide: firefighter fatalities, health and safety

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This resource page allows you to browse our collection materials drawn from federal, state and local governments as well as non-governmental organizations, and professional and scholarly publications. Many of these resources are available online but not all. Fire and EMS: if you need assistance getting access to a copy of any of these materials, please contact the library at 301-447-1046.

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All firefighter fatality-related articles Firefighter health-related articles |1970:2000| 2001_present
All firefighter safety-related articles Cancer /carcinogens
Carbon monoxide Cyanide/toxic gases
Firefighter injuries Heart disease
Hypertension/blood pressure Obesity
Physical fitness/physiological stress Heat stress
Protective equipment and clothing PTSD/ stress
Respiratory/lung diseases SCBA
Wellness programs  

NIOSH fatality assessment and control evaluation (FACE) investigative reports

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducts independent investigations of firefighter line-of-duty deaths and publishes their findings and recommendations in order to help prevent future deaths and injuries. We've organized these reports below by broad topic categories.

Ambulance accidents Apartment fires
Backdraft incidents Basement fires
Building collapse incidents Cardiac failure incidents
Commercial building fires Electrical accidents
Explosions Fire apparatus accidents
Fire service training accidents Flashover incidents
Floor collapse incidents Motor vehicle accidents
Residential fires Roof collapse
SCBA-related incidents Seat Belts
Smoke inhalation incidents Wall collapse incidents
Warehouse fires Wildland urban interface incidents

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