"Firefighting is an extremely dangerous profession, especially in the suppression of structure fires. The firefighter's mission is to protect life and property. Each year, thou-sands of firefighters are injured in the performance of their duties. This paper examines the trends and factors related to firefighter injuries in structures. The 1999 data are from the annual survey by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA); the 1998 data are from the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). (1998 is the most recent year for which NFIRS data are available.)" This paper was revised March 2002.
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United States Fire Administration Topical Fire Research Series (August 2001), v.2 no.2