"This report continues a series of annual studies by the USFA of onduty firefighter fatalities in the United States. The USFA is the single public agency source of information for all onduty firefighter fatalities in the United States each year. This information is in the public domain and may be accessed on the USFA Web site at www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/. The unique and specific objective of this study is to identify all onduty firefighter fatalities that occurred in the United States and its protectorates in 2006, and to present in summary form 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 2006 overall findings, this study includes information on the hazards to firefighters presented by engineered lumber when it is exposed to fire conditions."
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/