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Aftermath of Firefighter Fatality Incidents: Preparing for the Worst   [open pdf - 745KB]

Firefighter fatality incidents have occurred in all types of fire departments in recent years, from rural volunteer forces to major metropolitan career departments. This study focused on the experiences of six fire departments that suffered at least one multiple firefighter-fatality incidents during the past 10 years. The focus is on the operational, organizational, and cultural impacts on the fire departments and their members. Commonalties and trends in the experiences of the fire departments were examined to describe any changes that occurred within the department after the incident, identify potential areas of concern, and disseminate the lessons learned

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Federal Emergency Management Agency: US Fire Administration, http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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