"This report continues a series of annual studies by the USFA [United States Fire Administration] of on-duty firefighter fatalities in the United States. The specific objective of this study is to identify all on-duty firefighter fatalities that occurred in the United States in 2000, and to analyze the circumstances surrounding each occurrence. The study is intended to help identify approaches that could reduce the number of firefighter deaths in future years. In addition to the 2000 overall findings, this study includes assessments of trends over the past 5 years and special analyses on heart attacks and ways to immediately prevent future firefighter deaths."
FA-215; Fire Administration 215
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/