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How Do We Get Firefighters to Seek Help?

Help is out there for firefighters struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. Mark Lamplugh has some thoughts.

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Multi-State Measles Outbreak Alert

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning health care providers to be on the alert for new case...

Sudbury Fire Uses Narcan to Save Two People

Fire Chief William Miles reports that the Sudbury Fire Department used Nasal Narcan last week to save the lives of tw...

Survey Finds MRSA Prevalent in Washington Fire Stations

A survey sent out to 33 fire stations around Washington state found more than a half tested positive for Methicillin-...

NFFF Hosts Occupational Cancer in the Fire Service Strategy Meeting

Last week, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation hosted the Occupational Cancer in the Fire Service Strategy Me...

Firefighter Cancer Support Network Chief on Leadership in Fighting Firefighter Cancer

The National Fallen Firefighters Occupational Cancer in the Fire Service Strategy Meeting took place recently in Wash...

FIREFIGHTER FITNESS

Ohio Firefighters May Face Discipline for Lack of Exercise

Firefighters in one Ohio town may face discipline if they aren't getting enough exercise, according to a news report.

Letter to the Editor: Norfolk Firefighter Fitness Evaluations

Norfolk (VA) Fire Chief Jeff Wise provides some clarification on a recent story regarding firefighter fitness testing in his department.

Top 5 Cardio Equipment for Firefighters

John Hofman, strength and conditioning coach for the Sacramento (CA) Fire Department, looks at what he considers to be the five best piece of exercise equipment for firefighters.

TRAINING GUIDE

Health and Fitness Training Guide
The information presented here will help you in your quest for optimal health for you and your department members. Sponsored by the NVFC.

FIREFIGHTER NEAR MISSES

Phoenix Firefighter Injured After Fall from Roof

A couple of Phoenix firefighters found themselves in what could have been a deadly predicament early Saturday morning

Texas Firefighter Crushed Between Trucks at Station

A Texas firefighter was hospitalized after being crushed between two vehicles at a fire station this morning.

Jacksonville (FL) Firefighter Injured in Fall

A firefighter with the Jacksonville (FL) Fire and Rescue Department was injured last night at a condo fire.

Four Firefighters Injured in Riverdale (IL) Fire

Four firefighters were injured fighting a condominium fire yesterday in Riverdale, Illinois.

Fireground Safety

Globe Manufacturing Featured in 'This Built America'

This week, Globe Manufacturing represents New Hampshire manufacturing and firefighters from around the world in the editorial series This Built America.

Lightweight Composite Approved for Ship

For the first time, combustible, fibre-reinforced, lightweight composite has been approved for use in a SOLAS ship. Research and fire risk analyses at SP have helped in making this possible.

Firefighter Deemed Most Stressful Job of 2015

Firefighter, enlisted military personnel, airline pilot, and police officer top CareerCast's 2015 list of the nation's most stressful jobs due to their physical danger, unpredictability and negative psychological effects.

NFA Training Opportunity on National Traffic Incident Management Training Program

The National Fire Academy (NFA) offers an upcoming opportunity for firefighters, EMS, law enforcement, and other fields who want to become recognized trainers for the National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) program.

FIRE FITNESS WITH MICHAEL KRUEGER

The Turning Point

There comes a time when you simply know that it’s time to make a change. It may be precipitated by a particular event, or it may just be a gut feeling. Either way, you know that it’s time.

A New Year, a New You?

If you abandoned your dreams and didn’t work toward your goals, then odds are there isn’t going to be a new you this year either…unless you adjust your attitude, your goals, and your direction.

 

How Much Do You Really Want It?

When it comes to fitness, the dream of being strong and ripped or lean and fast is quite common. The problem is that few people are really willing to work for their dream.

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Multi-State Measles Outbreak Alert

January 26, 2015 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning health care providers to be on the alert for new case...

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