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The Center for Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends is a research and education enterprise at Dornsife that supports the fire and rescue service through objective data collection and analysis. Learn more today.


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IT'S HERE: Our first-ever FIRST Center magazine issue is now available! Access The REP Magazine to learn more about our fire and rescue service research, education, and practice initiatives.

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Workplace violence against first responders is a persistent workplace hazard.

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FIRST Center News:

FIRST Announces 9th Class of FIRE Fellows

FIRST Center's First Ever Doctoral Student Defends Her Thesis

See Something, Do Something

FIRST Awarded New FEMA Funding to 'FOCUS' on Combination, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments

New Study Reveals Mental and Physical Harm to EMS Responders from Workplace Violence 

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DEI in the Fire Service

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)

Learn more about our work with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the fire and rescue service.
Policy r2p

Policy: Research to Practice (r2p)

Learn more about our work with policy research, development, and implementation.
Fire Service Organizational Culture of Safety (FOCUS)

Fire Service Organizational Culture of Safety (FOCUS)

Learn about the FOCUS survey, our tool that provides objective data on work environment, injury, and organizational safety culture attributes (e.g., burnout and job satisfaction).

Workplace Violence (WPV) Prevention

Learn about our expanding research collaborations with national partners to address the issue of workplace violence (WPV) against EMS responders.

Mental Health

Learn about our work on first responder mental health, including the COVID-19 RAPID Mental Health Assessment (RAPID), and download tools like the Mental Health Resource Guide.
Non-Fatal Firefighter Injuries

Injury Data Evaluation & Analysis (IDEA)

Find out what we have determined are the necessary data elements to conduct public health surveillance of non-fatal firefighter injuries in the United States.
Fire Fellows

FIRE Fellowship

The Fire service Injury Research, Epidemiology, and Evaluation Fellowship (FIRE Fellows) is a paid summer research program designed to inspire the next generation of fire service researchers.


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Near-Miss Reporting

Learn about our how our research helps the fire and rescue service identify and mitigate hazards in their organizations.
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