Injuries on the fireground: risk factors for traumatic injuries among professional fire fighters.

@article{Heineman1989InjuriesOT,
  title={Injuries on the fireground: risk factors for traumatic injuries among professional fire fighters.},
  author={Ellen F. Heineman and Carl M. Shy and Harvey Checkoway},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={267-82}
}
This case-control study within a metropolitan fire department evaluated the effect of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and other risk factors on three types of injury at the scene of a fire (smoke inhalation, burns, and falls). Data on 75 injured fire fighters and 144 controls came from telephone interviews and department records. The two sets of uninjured fire-fighter controls were matched to cases on incident (n = 72) or on job position and fire type and size (n = 72). Smoke… CONTINUE READING

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