Firetruck Accidents in the U.S.
According to data from the NHTSA and the United States Fire Administration (USFA), firetruck accidents are the second leading cause of on-the-job deaths for firefighters.
Below are some key findings from an analysis of NHTSA data on firetruck accidents from 2000-2009:
- Over that 10 year period, there were roughly 31,600 accidents involving fire vehicles.
- 49 of those accidents resulted in at least 1 fatality to an occupant of the firetruck.
- About 70% of all firetruck accidents occurred while in emergency use.
- Rollovers account for 66% of all fatal firetruck accidents.
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