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The National Fire Protection Association released their annual U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report, which indicated a total of 60 U.S. firefighter fatalities while on duty in 2017.
The 60 fatalities represent the lowest total reported since 1977 according to NFPA's manager of fire databases and systems Rita Fahy (FAY-he)...


Overexertion, stress and medical issues accounted for more than half of the deaths this year, while the number of fatalities caused by vehicle collisions was six higher than the 30 year average of four.  According to the U.S. Fire Administration, two firefighter fatalities occured this past year in Illinois.

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