Preventing fire-related occupational deaths

residential sprinklers save civilians, property, and firefighters

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Abstract

Residential fires are an important public health problem, with proven strategies to prevent death and injury. Residential sprinkler systems are one such strategy. While the benefits of this technology tend to center on civilian lives and property, there are also benefits for firefighters. The purpose of this article is to describe these benefits and discuss residential sprinkler systems as a strategy to reduce the risk of firefighter injury and death. Because of the benefits for firefighter safety, firefighters' knowledge about fire prevention, and their authority on this topic, firefighters are an essential stakeholder for raising awareness among the public and policymakers about the existence of and benefits associated with residential sprinkler systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-482
Number of pages8
JournalNew solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

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Keywords

  • environmental health
  • firefighter safety
  • public health history
  • residential sprinkler systems
  • science policy
  • worker health and safety

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  • Medicine(all)

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