For the media - Firefighter health and wellness

Despite having inherently dangerous roles, two of the greatest dangers in the fire service today are occupational exposure and behavioral health issues.

With more than a third of NFPA’s codes and standards related to emergency response and responder safety, we offer a wealth of associated research, statistics, data, resources and content.

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NFPA’s Data, Analytics and Research Division has extensive research on firefighter injuries, deaths, incidents, wildfire fatalities.

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From NFPA Journal®
  • Buddy SystemPeer-to-peer support has shown great promise in reducing behavioral health problems, but responders need to embrace their own roles in the process, 2019
  • Speak UpWhy it’s critically important for responders to share their stories to advance research into behavioral health, 2019
  • The Toll of ViolenceOn-the-job violence is a fact of life for many responders. But new research and a growing awareness of the problem mean help could be on the way, 2019.
  • Facing Cancer - As the nation’s fire service acknowledges the toll the disease is taking on its ranks, Boston emerges as a leader in establishing practices to protect firefighters against cancer, 2017.
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  • New NFPA report reveals recommendations for improving wildland firefighter safety, 2017