Nearly 33,000 firefighters protect Californians and their property from fire, the most of any state. Nationally, 80 to 100 firefighters die on the job each year, according to the
U.S. Fire Administration's Annual Report.
NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP) investigates firefighter line-of-duty fatalities to address occupational hazards and prevent future deaths and injuries. OHB investigates selected fatalities in California and the Western U.S., including in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico.
NIOSH Firefighter Resources
International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
IAFC Safety, Health & Survival Section
International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
National Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation
National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
U.S. Fire Administration (USFA/FEMA)