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Each year the United States lose around 100 firefighters, killed while on duty and roughly ten thousand were injured. The number of firefighter fatalities has steadily reduced over the past 20 years, In spite of a downward dip in the early 1990's, the level of firefighter fatalities is back up to the same levels experienced in the 1980's.