Information Bulletin Number 0705027


NIOSH releases "Future Directions for the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP)"

In 2006, NIOSH sought stakeholder input on the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP) at a public meeting and through a public docket, and conducted a national survey of U.S. fire departments. NIOSH undertook these efforts to ensure that the program was meeting stakeholders' needs and to seek input on ways to increase the impact of the program on fire fighter safety and health. NIOSH has identified future directions:

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/future.html

for the FFFIPP based on this stakeholder input and survey results.

Recent press coverage of the FFFIPP has resulted in additional fire service input. NIOSH welcomes this additional input and is committed to working with fire service stakeholders to provide a research-based program that best contributes to our common goal of reducing fire fighter deaths and injuries.