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Welcome to the Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends project (FIRST). FIRST is a research enterprise organized to support the United States fire and rescue service through objective data collection and analysis. For those of you familiar with our work at Drexel, you may know FIRST as an individual project. Indeed, that is how our research started.

Since 2007, our work with United States fire and rescue service has grown. Therefore, we re-branded FIRST to reflect this growth. From now on, the term FIRST unites all of our work in firefighter injury research and safety trends.