Firefighter Health & Safety


How Do We Get Firefighters to Seek Help?      

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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Two Atlanta Firefighters Injured at Apartment Complex Fire

One firefighter fell 20 feet from a roof and another was burned Thursday morning while battling a fire at a Buckhead ...

Report Examines Suicide Among Australian Paramedics

A recent report from Australia examined mental health and suicide among paramedics.

Firefighters Aim to Lower Cholesterol with Help from Food Company

Heart disease is the number one killer of on-the-job firefighters and a Minnesota food company is on a mission to hel...

CDC Issues Revised Interim U.S. Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued today revised Interim U.S. Guidance for Monitoring and Mo...

Columbus (OH) Firefighter Struck by Lightning Faces Daunting Road to Recovery

While attending a charity event this June, Columbus (OH) Fire Lieutenant Stu Tudor was struck by lightning and went i...


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.


Health and Fitness Training Guide
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Report: Pennsylvania Firefighters Knocked Down by Flashover

Two firefighters reportedly had a near miss when they were blown down a flight of stairs in a flashover at a structure fire in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Mayday Called, Philadelphia Firefighter Injured in Fall

Reports indicate a Philadelphia firefighter was injured after a near-miss on the fireground today.

RIT Rescues Firefighter in West Hollywood (CA) Fire

A firefighter was rescued by the rapid intervention team after getting into trouble on the fireground during a fire yesterday in West Hollywood, California.

Iowa Firefighter Describes Near Miss

A veteran Des Moines (IA) firefighter described a near miss he experienced during a fire Saturday at the Equitable Building in the city's downtown. 

Fireground Safety

Kidde and Country Music Star Chris Young Partner to Shine a 'Spotlight on Fire Safety'

Grammy nominated singer Chris Young and Kidde Fire Safety are partnering to shine a "Spotlight on Fire Safety." 

Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Partners with Project Paradigm

Youth across the country are taking a stand against America's #1 disaster threat: home fires. 

Chicago Firefighters Battle Fire in Two Structures

Chicago firefighters responded to a still and box alarm yesterday at Jackson and Cicero in the city.

USFA Coffee Break Training: Refuse, Recycling and Laundry Chute Construction


The Overthinker

So, it’s time to examine the part of my life that takes place outside of the gym and off the running trails.

Worked Out or Worn Out?

Perhaps the answer lies in exercising smart with a program that is short, intense, and geared toward strength and vitality rather than larded with superfluous bodybuilding exercises.

It's Never too Early to Plan

As always, the best way to get focused is to set a goal or two.

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Two Atlanta Firefighters Injured at Apartment Complex Fire

October 30, 2014 One firefighter fell 20 feet from a roof and another was burned Thursday morning while battling a fire at a Buckhead ...

Fire Engineering

November 2013
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