Firefighter Injuries Relative to Fire Response Characteristics

Firefighters perform physically demanding work while providing essential services to support the health and wellbeing of our communities. Firefighting tasks often expose firefighters to workplace factors that are associated with injury and illness. In particular, fire suppression activities have been linked with higher physical demands and higher injury rates. Although previous research has identified the burden of injury in firefighting, less clear is the impact of fire suppression tasks on firefighter injury. Furthermore, reported firefighting injury characteristics are often reflective of specific regional contexts and are less responsive to the national trends in injury data.

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