This page was created as a one-stop resource for fire and emergency services officers who are involved with collecting and analyzing facts surrounding an injury or acute illness to a firefighter or emergency medical provider.  While firefighter/EMT injuries are among the most common within public employers, many departments and officers are not experienced (happily) in conducting an injury investigation.

The following resources are available to help prepare for your next injury:

Model Policies

This model injury investigation policy that includes options for large and small departments.


Model injury investigation forms to help officers collect critical information to understand the causes of the injury more fully and to help create action plans to remedy deficient systems.


These video briefings illustrate investigations into common firefighter/EMT injuries and the resulting action plans.

To view click the video image or on the title of the view.

MSI LIVE Courses

MSI LIVE offers a 2-hour Accident Investigation class that discusses the steps, best practices, and potential pitfalls of occupational injury investigations.  The Safety Director encourages every fire and emergency medical officer and any member involved in injury investigations to attend a class at their first opportunity.  This class is interactive; each attendee should be on their own camera and microphone to participate in class discussions.