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FASNY Creates Firefighter Health and Wellness Resource

The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) believes "A Healthy Firefighter Is Everyone's Fi...

New Jersey Firefighter Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

A 63-year-old New Jersey firefighter has passed away after suffering a heart attack.

NVFC, IAFC Encourage Departments to Create a Culture of Safety

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) have announced the...

Fire Blog Roundup: Bailout Training, Residency Requirements, and Health and Fitness Success

See what the Fire Engineering bloggers were writing about this week.

Study Raises Questions About Firefighter Gear

A concluded study has some veteran firefighters say raises serious questions about the protection that gear offers wh...

FIREFIGHTER FITNESS

Humpday Hangout: Firefighter Physical Fitness

On today's Humpday Hangout, Aaron Heller and Steve Pegram talk to Bobby Halton, Erich Roden, and guest Ross Pawlak about 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.

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Philadelphia Firefighters Shocked When Ladder Hits Power Line

Two Philadelphia (PA) firefighters were injured in the aftermath of a fire today, according to news reports.

FDNY Firefighter Injured by Flying Manhole Cover

A New York City firefighter was injured by a flying manhole cover last night, according to a news report.

Missouri Firefighter Shot in Foot When Gun Discharges

An Osage County (MO) firefighter was reportedly shot in the foot while fighting a house fire.

Minnesota Firefighter Injured by Falling Door

A volunteer firefighter was badly injured while providing mutual aid at a fire in Fairfax, Minnesota, according to news reports.

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MultiThreat Shield Protects First Responders from Various Attacks

Bulletproof laptop bag doubles as a potentially life-saving shield.

Fire Dynamics: There Is No Such Thing as Extreme Fire Behavior

Considering the fire from a "fire point of view." Stefan Svensson

DuPont Protection Technologies Announces Launch of DuPont SafeSPEC for Nomex

DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont) today announced the launch of the latest version of DuPont SafeSPEC, its suite of online interactive product selector tools.

NVFC, IAFC Encourage Departments to Create a Culture of Safety

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) have announced the theme for the 2015 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week: Creating a Culture of Safety.

FIRE FITNESS WITH MICHAEL KRUEGER

A Lot of Good Reasons

There are many different motivations that inspire someone to get fit and stay fit. In fact, there are probably as many different reasons as there are people who train.

Recovery Time

You wouldn’t think recovery would be a subject that would cause argument among people engaged in fitness, but you would be mistaken.

Burned Out

Burnout is like overtraining for your mind and spirit. There’s always a physical component, but it’s your head and your heart that are causing the bulk of your problems.

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FASNY Creates Firefighter Health and Wellness Resource

March 31, 2015 The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) believes "A Healthy Firefighter Is Everyone's Fi...

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