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Firefighter

A slang term for a person who solves problems as they arise. The term connotes the idea that the firefighter is distracted from dealing with larger issues because minor problems prevent him/her from doing so.
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Across the country, efforts are under way to reduce firefighter deaths.
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 and injuries.
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.