Firefighter Life Safety Research Center
(Illinois Fire Service Institute, University of Illinois, 2010-11)Fire fighting is a dangerous occupation – in part because firefighters are called upon to perform strenuous physical activity in hot, hostile environments. Each year, approximately 100 firefighters lose their lives in the ...
(Illinois Fire Service Institute, University of Illinois, 2008)More firefighters die in the line of duty from heart attacks than from any other cause. And slips, trips and falls cause a large number of firefighter injuries. While the origins of heart attack and slip, trip and fall may ...