Muscular Injuries Most Common for Firefighters

Sprains, strains and other muscular injuries are the most common injuries firefighters receive in the line of duty, according to local and national data, reports Firefighters' protective gear keeps them from being burned, but the sudden nature of their work and the heavy lifting it often involves means muscles are at risk, local fire chiefs said. "Injuries will always be part of what we do," Racine Fire Chief Steve Hansen said in an email. "We are responding to emergency calls for help under hazardous situations where at times victim's lives depend on us being able to do our jobs to the best of our abilities under the most demanding situations." Th...

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