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Fatality Assessment & Control Evaluation Program

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation & Prevention Program (FFFIPP)

A firefighter carries a hose in the parking lot of a residential building amid heavy smoke.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.

The 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.

Educational Resources

California Firefighter Fatality Investigations

NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigations

Additional 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)

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