Wildland firefighters in the United States are exposed to a variety of hazards while performing their jobs. Although vehicle accidents and aircraft mishaps claim the most lives, situations where firefighters are caught in a lifethreatening, fire behaviour-related event (i.e. an entrapment)…
Keywords: burnover, entrapment data, entrapment investigation, fire behaviour, fire environment, firefighter fatalities
Source: International Journal of Wildland Fire. 28(8): 551-569.
Previous attempts to identify the environmental factors associated with firefighter entrapments in the United States have suggested that there are several common denominators. Despite the widespread acceptance of the assumed commonalities, few studies have quantified how often entrapments actually…
Keywords: burnover, fire behavior, fire environment, firefighter fatalities
Source: Fire. 2: 52.
In the 28-year period from 1990 to 2017, there were 41 incidents in the United States where firefighter burnover fatalities occurred on wildland fires. Ninety-six fatalities and 78 injuries were reported, with an average of 1.5 incidents and 3.4 fatalities per year. The great majority (76 percent)…
Keywords: accident, burnover, fatalities, incident
Source: In: Hood, Sharon M.; Drury, Stacy; Steelman, Toddi; Steffens, Ron, [eds.]. Proceedings of the Fire Continuum-Preparing for the future of wildland fire; 2018 May 21-24; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-78. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 177-181.