Firefighter Health & Safety


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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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Sixth Hartford (CT) Firefighter Placed On Leave Since Last November

Deputy Chief James McGloughlin has become the sixth Hartford firefighter placed on paid administrative leave since No...

Anderson County (KY) Firefighters Hurt in Crash Released from Hospital

Several Anderson County firefighters who were hurt when their fire truck crashed have been released from the hospital

NIOSH Report Released on 2013 Death of Dallas (TX) Firefighter

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released a report on the 2013 line-of-duty...

Are You an Asset or a Liability?

Downplaying the importance of your health or merely assuming that you are fit to do the work amounts to a display of ...

NFFF Issues New Report to Address Suicide Among Firefighters

Did you know a fire department is three times more likely in any given year to experience a suicide among its members...


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


Four Firefighters Injured in Riverdale (IL) Fire

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

NIST: Firefighters Portable Radios May Fail at Elevated Temperatures

New test results from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) confirm that portable radios used by firefighters can fail to operate properly within 15 minutes when exposed to temperatures that may be encountered during firefighting activities.

Lexington (KY) Firefighters Injured in Dynamic Fire Event

Three Lexington (KY) firefighters were reportedly injured in a dynamic fire event this afternoon on the fireground.

Detroit Firefighters Run Out of Air at Commercial Fire

At about 2000 hours on Monday, November 17, 2014, Detroit 4th Battalion companies were dispatched to a reported commercial building fire at W 8 Mile and Stansbury.

Fireground Safety

Lieutenant Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation Asks for Support

The Lieutenant Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation was founded in 2012 as a not for profit 501.C.3 charitable organization to provide life safety training and personal safety ropes to firefighters and fire departments who do not have the financial means. 

Dryer Vent Wizard Raises Record Amount for Childrens Burn Foundation

Exova Warringtonfire Extends Smoke and Toxicity Testing Capabilities

Exova Warringtonfire, the specialist fire and security testing and certification provider, has extended its smoke and toxicity testing capabilities with an investment in a second burn chamber and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR) at its Warrington laboratory.

Mother of Fallen Boston Firefighter on Mission to Reduce Cancer

Grieving mother of deceased firefighter Michael Kennedy, who perished in a Back Bay inferno earlier this year, urged city councilors Monday to support a simple method she said would curb cancer in the Boston Fire Department.


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.

Time to Lighten Up?

There are many effective diets and ways of working out. There is no “best” way despite what the magazines, infomercials, and the big guy at the gym might tell you.

Successful People

What really sets these two very distinct types of people apart and, most importantly, which one are you?

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Sixth Hartford (CT) Firefighter Placed On Leave Since Last November

December 17, 2014 Deputy Chief James McGloughlin has become the sixth Hartford firefighter placed on paid administrative leave since No...

Fire Engineering

November 2013
Volume 166, Issue 11

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