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In 2015, fires in the United States resulted in over 3,000 deaths and 15,000 injuries, and carbon monoxide poisoning incidents resulted in over 100 deaths and 10,000 injuries. A complete understanding of the direct and proximate causes of these deaths and injuries is the first step in future prevention. For over two decades, Dr. Jamie McAllister, the founder of FireTox, has studied the causes of fire deaths and injuries and has studied the invaluable data that can be gathered from the decedents during the investigation of an incident. FireTox is dedicated to advancing knowledge in the field of fire science, fire related deaths and injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning incidents, and fire origin and cause investigation through training and research.
To learn more about the FireTox team, please visit our expert services and training seminars tabs. FireTox also offers an active news feed of fire and carbon monoxide related deaths and injuries across the United States. The FireTox Library is under development, but once completed, will contains hundreds of fire and combustion related literature references available in one succinct location for the fire science community.