Wildland Fire Fatalities in the United States 1990-1998

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Mangan, Richard J.. 1999. Wildland Fire Fatalities in the United States: 1990-1998. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.

Summarizes the causes of death for 133 persons who died while involved in fighting wildland fires in the United States from 1990 to 1998. Burnovers were the leading cause of death, followed by aircraft accidents, heart attacks, and vehicle accidents. Fatalities are analyzed by geographic area and by agency. The main components of a program to reduce fatalities and injuries would include: individual responsibility, training and qualifications, strategy and tactics, and personal protective clothing and equipment.

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