Heart attacks killed 33 of the 82 firefighters who died while on duty in the U.S. last year, according to a report from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States” is compiled annually by the USFA to identify and analyze all on-duty firefighter fatalities to increase understanding of their causes and how they can be prevented.
KITV4 received an anonymous tip, an official letter from the state of Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health to MPD, alerting MPD of a reported safety hazard.
The letter states that MPD is allegedly in violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's respiratory protection program policy.
Once again this year, the “Secret City” Fire Officer Conference and Safety Fest TN are bringing free safety and health training to the community, to include a conference for “those who rush in when we run out.” The “Secret City” Fire Officer Conference will be held on Wednesday and Thursday during the Safety Fest TN week, September 12th – 16th at New Hope Center in Oak Ridge, TN.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is recommending changes to the widely-used Emergency Response Guidebook published by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for emergency responders to use when confronting chemical fires, explosions and releases of hazardous materials.
September is Emergency Preparedness Month. To mark this event, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the new NIOSH Emergency Preparedness and Response Directory web page.
Arizona wildfire, Texas fertilizer plant fire killed 28
June 16, 2014
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported a total of 97 on-duty firefighter deaths in 2013, reflecting a sharp increase over the past few years. According to NFPA’s 2013 U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report, last year’s increase is largely attributed to the Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona and the West, Texas fertilizer fire that together claimed the lives of 28 firefighters.