Tim Merinar is a safety engineer with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program in Morgantown, WV. He has over 19 years of experience with NIOSH where he has worked on a number of fire fighter safety issues including self-contained breathing apparatus certification, compressed-air cylinder failure investigations, and fire fighter line-of-duty death investigations. He is currently the NIOSH organizational liaison to the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Safety, Health and Survival Section Board of Directors.
The NIOSH Public Safety Program is based on one of ten sector groupings within the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). It has five sub-sectors: fire service, law enforcement, corrections, emergency medical service, and wildland fire service. NIOSH Public Safety Program web site is available at https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/programs/pubsaf/default.html
Wildland Fire Fighter Deaths in the United States: A Comparison of Existing Surveillance Systems: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene: Wildland Fire Fighter Deaths in the United States: A Comparison of Existing Surveillance Systems
NIOSH Science Blog today titled “Arduous Duty: Using Three Data Sources to Create a Single Wildland Fire Fighter On-Duty Death Surveillance System.”