Steven Ahuja’s MKin Major Paper Presentation

Abstract: It has been well documented that sudden cardiovascular related death is the number one cause of on-duty fatalities in the fire service, most specifically during fire ground operations. In fact, the fire service has the highest occupational cardiac related fatalities, more than twice that of the next highest occupational group. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 51% of all on-duty death is sudden cardiac related. On-duty death has reduced in the fire service, but sudden cardiac related death has consistently been number one for many years.

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