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Document ID (ISN)61710
CIS number 94-346
ISSN - Serial title 1054-8793 - NFPA Journal
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Karter M.J., LeBlanc P.R.
Title U.S. firefighter injuries in 1992
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 1993, Vol.87, No.6, p.56-67. Illus.
Abstract Summary of a survey of US fire departments conducted by the National Fire Protection Association. The 97,700 injuries sustained by firefighters in the line of duty in 1992 was a decrease of 5.4% from the previous year, and the rate of 6.7 injuries per 1,000 incidents was a decrease of 5.6%. Most injuries (53.5%) occurred at the scene of the fire; the other four duty categories were, in descending order of importance, other on-duty, non-fire emergency, training and responding to or returning from an incident. Tables and charts break down the figures by nature of injury, type of duty, cause of injury, size of community protected and region of the country. Data on vehicle accidents and on the number of fires are also given. Fourteen specific incidents are described to illustrate the different circumstances in which injury can occur.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; injuries; fire services; USA
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces