For family members really interested in the safety topic, the Tri-Data study reports are mandatory reading:
Hear, hear. I cross posted this from theysaid. These reports are key. They show the complexity of the issues relating to firefighter safety. Reading and understanding them can be a bit daunting, but should be done for breadth of background in wildland firefighter safety issues. Also, please keep reading theysaid. Firefighters are responding to the fire shelter priorities post by Blaze.