Across the country, efforts are under way to reduce firefighter deaths
in 2010 Asphyxiation 8% Trauma 31% Sudden cardiac death/stroke 56% Other 5% Source: NFPA Note: Table made from pie chart.
Several firefighters approached said only a spokesman could talk with a reporter yesterday, but people who have been part of the aftermath of firefighter deaths
asked for people's prayers and said structures are in place to help firefighters cope.
Gibson said representatives of the agency, which investigates all firefighter deaths
, will be in town next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Many recent firefighter deaths
are a consequence of trying to save some isolated house or cabin in the woods.
Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award was created to encourage fire departments and associations across the nation to help reduce the number of firefighter deaths
The third-biggest cause of firefighter deaths
is becoming lost and trapped, so an integrated locator-health monitor would address two of the top three killers of firefighters, said R.
Putting aside the obviously unique and overwhelming loss of 340 New York City firefighters in the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, Charleston's is the first building fire in the United States to eclipse Worcester in firefighter deaths
Reducing firefighter deaths
and injuries requires a daily commitment," said NFFF Board Chairman Hal Bruno.
The Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report on Firefighter Deaths
from Tanker Truck Rollovers in 2001.
The Heart-Healthy Firefighter initiative has set an aggressive goal of reducing heart-related on-duty firefighter deaths
by 25% by the year 2008.
Heart attacks are the leading cause of on-duty firefighter deaths
in the United States.