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Document ID (ISN)68083
CIS number 96-2267
ISSN - Serial title 1054-8793 - NFPA Journal
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Washburn A.E., LeBlanc P.R., Fahy R.F.
Title 1995 Firefighter fatalities
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 1996, Vol.90, No.4, p.63-77. Illus.
Abstract In 1995, 88 firefighters died on duty in the USA, a decrease of 15% from the 104 deaths recorded in 1994. The trend has been downward since 1977. The main article breaks down the statistics by circumstances of death, cause, age of victim, career versus volunteer status and length of service. Sidebars describe fatal fires due to arson, death and disability benefits offered by the US Federal Government and examples of fatal incidents occurring in 1995.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; fatalities; fire services; USA
Descriptors (secondary) statistics; statistical trends
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Statistics
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces