NVFC Releases Critical Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service Report

03/03/2011
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has always been dedicated to keeping first responders healthy and safe, and is constantly working to address key issues affecting the volunteer fire and emergency services. A new NVFC report titled Critical Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service identifies and evaluates pressing health concerns in the fire service and resources available to help departments reduce preventable firefighter death and injury.Firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and other emergency responders face danger every day from exposure to smoke and toxins, deadly tem¬peratures, and stress as well as issues surrounding personal protective equipment,...

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