In terms of fatalities, firefighting may seem like one of the safest occupations, but that’s far from the reality. This is a job that requires you to rush into burning buildings to save property and lives. For instance, there was an incident where 89 on-duty firefighters died in the U.S. in one year alone! Isn’t that shocking? These are men and women who have to think and react quickly when devastating infernos break out. That alone surely doesn’t make it a safer occupation.
Injuries such as sprains and strains or being exposed to hazardous chemicals such as asbestos are some of the minor things that a firefighter has to deal with almost on a daily basis.