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January 23, 2019

Say a Sincere "Thank You" to Fire and Rescue

Franklinton Fire and Rescue recently shared the following:

  • 58,835 firefighter injuries were reported in the U.S in 2017.
  • Of these, 24,495 were injuries at the fire ground.
  • Strain, sprain, muscular pain resulted in almost half the major types of injuries received during fire ground operations (48%) and more than half during non-fire ground activities (56%).
  • The leading cause of fire ground injuries was overexertion or strain (29%).


  • In addition to injuries, there were 7,345 documented exposures to infectious diseases (e.g., hepatitis, meningitis, HIV, other) in 2017.
  • There were an estimated 44,530 documented exposures to hazardous conditions (e.g. asbestos, chemicals, fumes, radioactive materials, other) in 2017.
  • In 2017, there was an estimated 15,430 collisions involving fire department emergency vehicles responding to or returning from incidents.

Stay safe... Everyone Goes Home!!

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