Occupational Health Hazards in Firefighter


  • Suttinate Wannatrong Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
  • Wiroj Jiamjarasrangsi Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University


Health hazards, Firefighters


In the present day, disasters are occurring more frequently and with greater intensity, stemming from both natural and man-made causes. Fire incident is a type of disaster which can extensively damage both public property and human life. When a fire breaks out, firefighters are often the first responders on the scene, risking their lives to extinguish the flames and rescue those in danger within a limited timeframe. As a result, firefighters face serious risks on the job due to their exposure to various occupational health hazards such as physical hazards, chemical hazards, biomechanical hazards, psychosocial hazards and biological hazards. Consequently, these health hazards can impact both the firefighters' well-being and their lives. The objective of this article is to identify the various types of health hazards that can lead to injuries, illnesses, and even loss of life among firefighters in their line of duty.


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Wannatrong S, Jiamjarasrangsi W. Occupational Health Hazards in Firefighter. JPMAT [Internet]. 2023 Aug. 31 [cited 2023 Nov. 30];13(2):172-86. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPMAT/article/view/261950



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