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Firefighter Health & Safety


Peer Support Crucial to the Fire Service

Peer support is a major component of the Rosecrance Florian Program, which launched in 2014 in Rockford, Illinois. Florian is an inpatient program that specializes in treating firefighters and paramedics for substance abuse, as well as job-related mental health issues such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety.

Firefighter Health & Safety Articles

Seattle Firefighters Impacted by Heat Wave

Canadian Firefighters Not Allowed to Pick Up Shifts for Colleague Battling Cancer

Regina (Saskatchewan, Canada) firefighters have been banned from covering shifts for a cancer-stricken colleague, according to a news report.

FDNY Recruit Gets Third Shot at Training Academy

A Fire Department of New York recruit who was unable to complete two fire academies received an $81K-per-year desk job while waiting for anoth...

WHO in Hot Water Again

The World Health Organization continues on a downward spiral following their botched handling of the H1N1 outbreak. 

Firefighter Shot at Avondale (OH) Fire

A bullet hit a firefighter in the helmet after gunfire broke out as crews responded to a fire in a vacant Avondale building early Su...


Mary Jane's Wellness Note: July 10, 2015

Mary Jane Dittmar's new Wellness Note offers news for anyone who relies on over-the-counter or prescription non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs ...

Pierce to Hold Third Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is hosting its third annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at historic Lambeau Fi...

Report: FDNY Fitness Trainers Reassigned

According to a news report, two veteran Fire Department of New York (FDNY) fitness trainers were reassigned from the fire academy due to recent con...

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Video: Nevada Firefighter Discusses Near Miss at Explosion

A Clark County (NV) firefighter recounted a near miss he experienced on a recent call.

Massachusetts Fire Chief Stable After Fall from Deck

A Massachusetts fire chief was in stable condition after falling several feet while responding to an incident last week.

Mayday, At Least Two Dead, Several Injured including Firefighter in Louisville (KY) Fire

Two people were killed and five people injured, including a firefighter, during a large fire early this morning in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mayday, New Hampshire Firefighters Escape Injury in 2-Alarm Fire

Firefighters became trapped and issued a Mayday during a two-alarm fire that displaced nine people last night in Franklin, New Hampshire, according...

Fireground Safety

Dodson to Debut New Incident Safety Officer Academy in September

David Dodson, author and training course developer, will launch a “totally revamped” two-day Incident Safety Officer (ISO) Academy at the Fire Depa...

First Fire Department Winners Named in 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway

For the fourth year, Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have partnered to provide new, ...

Minnesota Firefighters Burned by Hydrofluoric Acid

Six Eden Prairie (MN) firefighters were burned by hydrofluoric acid while working at a fire Wednesday, according to a report.

Texas Firefighters Employ Exit Device at Recent Fire

Lauralee Veitch of the Community Volunteer Fire Department in Houston, Texas, shared some photos of members operating at two recent fires.


What's the Difference?

Michael Krueger asks, what's the difference between the terms “work out,” “exercise,” and “train”?

On the Bright Side

So, since I am well aware of the huge effect having a sunny, bright, and positive attitude has on my physical and mental health, I decided for this...

Balancing Act

Even more important than the volume, intensity, and frequency of your training is that you actually have to do it in a way that works specifically ...

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