Harold A. Schaitberger

General President


Richard M. Duffy

Assistant to the General President

Occupational Health, Safety & Medicine


Thomas H. Miller

General Secretary-Treasurer


James E. Brinkley


Department of Occupational Health and Safety


This compact disc holds the IAFF Fire Fighter Line-of-Duty Death or Injury Investigation Manual as well as LODD investigative tools, including Resources and LODD and Serious Injury Reports, for your viewing and use.  To view a document, click on its title below.  Once you click a document it will open in a separate window.  You can download the document to your computer and print it, either off this disc or after you download it.  After you have finished you must close the document to view another title.  If you do not have Adobe Reader, click here, this will download this product from this CD.  You can also download this product and obtain information on its use at the Adobe Website:







DHS, National Incident Management System

FAA, Aircraft Accident and Incident Notification, Investigation, and Reporting

IAFF Developing Fire Service Labor/Employee Assistance and CISM Programs

IAFF Emergency Incident Rehabilitation, United States Fire Administration

IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Family Support Guidelines

IAFF Funeral Protocol

IAFF Line of Duty Death Notification, Assistance and Investigation Policy

IAFF LODD User Notification Guide

IAFF On Message – Effective Public Relations for IAFF Affiliates

IAFF Summary of the US Federal Benefits for Public Safety Officers; PSOB & PSOEA Programs

IAFF Thermal Stress Protocol

IAFF Voice Radio Communications Guide for the Fire Service, USFA

IAFF IAFC Fire Service Joint Labor/Management Wellness-Fitness Initiative

IAFF IAFC Joint Guide on OSHA's Fire Fighters’ Two-in/Two-out Regulation

IAFC Line of Duty Death Guide

Montgomery County Fire & Rescue, MD, Respiratory Protection Program

NIOSH Fire Fighter SCBA Evaluation Protocol

OSHA General Duty Clause Summary

OSHA Title 29 CFR part 1910.120 – HazWoper

OSHA Title 29 CFR part 1910.132 – Personal Protective Equipment

OSHA Title 29 CFR part 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection

OSHA Title 29 CFR part 1910.146 – Confined Space

OSHA Title 29 CFR part 1910.156 – Fire Brigades

USFA Firefighter Autopsy Protocol, United States Fire Administration

USFS, Findings from the Wildland Firefighters Human Factors Workshop




Apopka Fire Department, Final Report; April 23, 2008

Baltimore City Fire Department, Independent Investigation, Final Report; February 9, 2007

Baltimore City Fire Department, Independent Investigation, Appendices; February 9, 2007

Boston Fire Department, Board of Inquiry; January 9, 2009

Buffalo Fire Department, Genesee Street LODD Investigation; December 2, 2009

Charleston Sofa Super Store Fire Fighter Fatality Report; June 18, 2007

Colerain Township, Ohio, Preliminary Report; April 4, 2008

Colerain Township, Ohio, Final Report; April 4, 2008

Dennison, Texas, State Fire Marshal LODD Report; December 30, 2006

District of Columbia Fire and EMS, Report from the Reconstruction Committee; May 30, 1999

Fire Department City of New York, LODD Report; January 3, 2008

Los Angeles City Fire Department, Preliminary Report;  August 14, 2004

Los Angeles County Fire Department, Factual Report; August 30, 2009

Ottawa, ON - Serious Injuries Report; February 12, 2007

Phoenix Fire Department, Southwest Supermarket; March 14, 2001

Pittsburgh Fire Department, Bricelyn Street Board of Inquiry; February 14, 1995

Prince William County Fire Fighter Fatality Report; January 26, 2008

South Canyon Fire Investigation - Storm King Mountain; July 6, 1994




This website provides resources for affiliates to use after a member dies in the line-of-duty, as well as a link to the LODD database.  It explains the steps that the IAFF takes to honor and memorialize our members that die in the line-of-duty.  To access these web pages, click here:




The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program conducts independent investigations of fire fighter line-of-duty deaths. Their website provides access to all NIOSH investigation reports and other fire fighter safety resources.  To access these reports, click here:




The Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Program provides death and education benefits to survivors of fallen fire fighters and other first responders, as well as disability benefits to fire fighters catastrophically injured in the line of duty.  The program also provides educational funding assistance to the survivors of a fallen fire fighter or other first responder.  The program is administered by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.  For more information on PSOB programs, click here: