Causes of firefighter injuries, all firefighters vs. volunteers

Causes of firefighter injuries
Causes of firefighter injuries
Causes of firefighter injuries. From NFPA report. (click to see a larger version)

The NFPA collected statistics that break down the causes of firefighter injuries for all firefighters vs. volunteer firefighters. The chart above is an example of some of the data. The entire report can be downloaded here.

The only category in which all firefighters exceeded volunteers (except for “other”) was for “strain, sprain, muscular pain” where the percentage was more than double that of the volunteers.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.