National Professional Development Summit USFA presentations

Applied research and technology update

Bill Troup will provide information about the U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA) new and current research efforts to support the fire service and reduce emergency responder line-of-duty deaths and injury. This presentation will discuss a new fire service risk management study, the National Safety Culture Change Initiative project, the Study of Cancer in Firefighters co-sponsored by the National Institute of Occupational Safety (NIOSH), emergency vehicle safety research for both fire and law enforcement, protective equipment thermal protection studies, a health and safety study for the volunteer fire service, and occupational violence in the fire service.

Bill Troup

Bill Troup
Chief, National Fire Data Center
U.S. Fire Administration