Cardiac fatalities in firefighters

Posted: March 2, 2017

Did you know that cardiac deaths account for 24 percent of all deaths in the United States, but that 47 percent of on-duty firefighter deaths are cardiac-related? Researchers at the University of California at Davis wanted to understand why firefighter on-duty cardiac death is so much more frequent than in the general population. Here’s what they found:

firefighters working a hoseline

Research takeaways

Source: Cardiac Fatalities in Firefighters: An Analysis of the U.S. Fire Administration Database. Journal of Burn Care and Research. Vol 37 (3) (May/June 2016)

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