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Document ID (ISN)100987
CIS number 02-1864
ISSN - Serial title 1054-8793 - NFPA Journal
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fahy R.F., Leblanc P.R.
Title 2001 firefighter fatalities report
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 2002, Vol.96, No.4, p.68-80. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract The worst loss of firefighters in the history of the United States occurred on 11 September 2001, when the Fire Department of New York City lost 340 workers in the collapse of the towers of the World Trade Center. This article focuses, however, on the 99 other firefighters who died on duty in 2001, as a reminder that such fatalities take place every year. Statistics cover the following aspects: long-term trends in fatalities, the number of fires and the death rate per fire; fatalities as a function of age; fatalities as a function of the nature of injury; major causes of fatal accidents (burns, smoke inhalation, crushing injuries). Twelve short descriptions of fatal accidents having occurred in 2001 are included.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; fire fighting; USA; terrorism; fatalities; disasters; types of accident
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; case study; statistical trends; toxic gases; age-linked differences; collapse; asphyxia; causes of accidents; statistics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Violence and terrorism