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Latest Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program Stories

2011-04-13 14:26:53

Heart attacks, not smoke inhalation, most common cause of death While the number of fires is on the decline, firefighter deaths are not "”and a new University of Georgia study helps explain why. Researchers in the UGA College of Public Health found that cultural factors in the work environment that promote getting the job done as quickly as possible with whatever resources available lead to an increase in line-of-duty firefighter fatalities. "Firefighting is always going to be a...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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