Date of Award

5-1-2004

Degree Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health

Field of Study

Epidemiology

Department

School of Public Health

First Advisor

Sharon Clark

Second Advisor

Antonio A. Rene

Third Advisor

Karan Singh

Abstract

Brackett, Benjamin Earl, Firefighter Fatality Retrospective Study: A Comparison Between Career and Volunteer Firefighters. Masters of Public Health (Epidemiology), May 2004, 21 pp., 9 tables, References. A 13-year retrospective study comparing the relative risk of career firefighters dying on the job in relation to the relative risk of volunteer firefighters dying on the job. This paper sought to determine if there was a significant difference between overall career and volunteer firefighter fatalities, as well as any differences among several variables. It was determined that there is no statistical difference between the fatality rates of career and volunteer firefighters. However, a number of statistically significant differences were identified when examining specific variables such as nature of fatal injury, fixed property use, and activity being performed at time of death.

Comments

Brackett, Benjamin Earl, Firefighter Fatality Retrospective Study: A Comparison Between Career and Volunteer Firefighters. Masters of Public Health (Epidemiology), May 2004, 21 pp., 9 tables, References. W 4.5 B797F 2004

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