Projects Tag: NIOSH

On May 18, 2017, a Texas firefighter lost their life and another was seriously burned in a commercial structure fire. The first arriving truck company forced entry and began searching along with the suppression attack from the first arriving engine.…
On April 12, 2015, a South Dakota firefighter lost their life in a residential structure fire. The first firefighters arrived on scene with reports of a person trapped in the bedroom. When they forced the front door, they experienced thick,…
On October 12, 2015, two Kansas City firefighters lost their lives in a structural collapse at a three-story commercial building fire. The first units on scene reported a working fire with heavy smoke showing on all floors. Several rescues were…
On July 5, 2014, an FDNY fire officer lost his life when he was operating in an apartment fire and was overcome by rapidly changing fire conditions. The fire officer and crew arrived on scene and reported fire visible from…
On March 26, 2014, a lieutenant and a firefighter with the Boston Fire Department lost their lives and 13 additional firefighters were injured when fire conditions deteriorated rapidly in a four story Brownstone. The first crew arrived to find smoke…
On May 31, 2013, four firefighters lost their lives and 16 were injured due to a structural collapse at a commercial building fire. Firefighters arrived with heavy smoke from the attic of a restaurant. The first crews began interior operations…
On June 17, 2001, three firefighters lost their lives when an explosion occurred while fighting a fire in a mixed-use building. The building housed a hardware store on the first floor, storage for the store in the basement, and apartments…
On January 26, 2014, two firefighters lost their lives while fighting an arson fire in a converted two-story apartment building. Firefighters arrived with smoke showing from the building. Heavy black smoke and fire were visible from the rear windows, indicating…
On May 20, 2013, a firefighter lost his life while conducting a search for occupants during a three-story apartment fire. The fire had gone to a fourth alarm and firefighters were in the second hour of operations. Primary searches and…
Firefighters place themselves at great risk every day; not only to the visible hazards such as fires, structural collapses, explosions, and falls, but also to unseen exposures to harmful substances including carcinogens. These carcinogens can lead to long-term, chronic illnesses…
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