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Safety and Health for Fire Fighters

Posted on by Timothy R. Merinar, MS

This week is the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Safety and Health Week which encourages fire fighters and emergency responders to work safely.

NIOSH has a longstanding history of working to protect firefighters. Through the Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program NIOSH conducts independent investigations of fire fighter line of duty deaths. Below are links to two of our recent reports.

As we enter the program’s 15th year, we welcome feedback on how NIOSH is meeting the needs and expectations of the U.S. fire service.

Timothy R. Merinar, MS

Mr. Merinar is a safety engineer in the NIOSH Division of Safety Research and the project officer of the Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program.

Posted on by Timothy R. Merinar, MS

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