Quincy, MA — Sixty firefighters were killed on the job in 2017 – the fewest since NFPA began reporting on-duty firefighter fatalities in 1977 – according to an annual report from the National Fire Protection Association.
Chantilly, VA — The theme of the 2018 Firefighter Safety Stand Down is “Be Aware – Get Checked,” emphasizing the importance of annual medical evaluations and physicals for firefighters and emergency service workers, the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Volunteer Fire Council recently announced.
Emmitsburg, MD — Eighty-nine firefighters were killed on the job in 2016, compared with 90 in 2015 and 94 in 2014, according to the U.S. Fire Administration’s recently released annual report detailing on-duty firefighter fatalities.
Washington – Volunteer firefighters face greater risks to their health and safety as their ranks diminish and call volumes increase, according to a report from the U.S. Fire Administration and the National Volunteer Fire Council.
Fairfax, VA – The International Association of Fire Chiefs has released a guide intended to help health care providers evaluate and treat firefighters, as well as to aid firefighters in managing their own health care.
Emmitsburg, MD – An estimated 66,200 firefighter were injured on the job from 2012 to 2014, and a vast majority (87 percent) of those injuries occurred in structure fires, according to data published in the August edition of the “Topical Fire Report Series” from the U.S. Fire Administration.