Line of duty firefighter fatalities: an evolving trend over time.

  title={Line of duty firefighter fatalities: an evolving trend over time.},
  author={Steven Alexander Kahn and Jason Woods and L. J. Rae},
  journal={Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association},
  volume={36 1},
Between 1990 and 2012, 2775 firefighters were killed in the line of duty. Myocardial infarction (MI) was responsible for approximately 40% of these mortalities, followed by mechanical trauma, asphyxiation, and burns. Protective gear, safety awareness, medical care, and the age of the workforce have evolved since 1990, possibly affecting the nature of mortality during this 22-year time period. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the causes of firefighter mortality have changed over… CONTINUE READING
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