NFPA Journal - November/December 2012 - (Page 68)

U.S. Firefighter Injuries in 2011 Last year, 70,090 firefighter injuries occurred in the line of duty By Michael J. Karter, Jr. AND Joseph l. Molis REPORT SUMMARY FireFighters work in varied and complex environments that increase their risk of on-the-job death and injury. a better understanding of how these fatalities, nonfatal injuries, and illnesses occur can help identify corrective actions that could help minimize the inherent risks. each year, nFpa studies firefighter deaths and injuries to provide national statistics on their frequency, extent, and characteristics. in “2011 Firefighter Fatalities,” published in the July/august issue of NFPA Journal, nFpa reported that 61 firefighters died on duty. this article addresses the firefighter injuries that occurred in the United states last year. 68 NFPA JOURNAL NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 Photograph: AP/Wide World

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NFPA Journal - November/December 2012

NFPA Journal - November/December 2012
First Word
In a Flash
Heads Up
Structural Ops
In Compliance
Electrical Safety
Wildfire Watch
Past + Present
Easy Being Green?
Pressure Points
2011 Large-Loss Fires
2011 Firefighter Injuries
Section Spotlight
What’s Hot
Looking Back

NFPA Journal - November/December 2012