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Fireground Injuries: An International Evaluation of Causes and Best Practices

This study had three specific aims: 1) Compare fireground injury rates by department; 2) Evaluate the relationship between training and following standard operating procedures among injured firefighters; and 3) Determine standard operating procedures best practices.

Injury rates vary substantially across fire departments, suggesting that substantial improvements could result from adoption of more optimal health and safety approaches.

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