"Prepared for the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 57-60)
The emergency responder population -- Available surveillance data sources to define the occupational injury and disease characteristics of the emergency responder workforce -- Observations from the data regarding risks faced by emergency responders
Collects and synthesizes available data on casualties experienced by the emergency responder population. The authors examined data separately for firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical technicians. These data can provide a route for identifying combinations of kinds and causes of injury, body parts involved, and types of responder activity where injury reduction efforts might be most effectively applied