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

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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 ...

Massachusetts Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack During Rescue

A Springfield (MA) firefighter suffered a heart attack this morning after rescuing a man from an apartment fire at an...

Boston Globe Columnist Advocates for Action from Inspectional Services

Boston Globe columnists Thomas Farragher writes My Spotlight Team colleagues and I spent months investigating ov...

Firefighter Accidents May be Linked to Sleep Problems

More than 60 percent of deaths of firefighters are caused by heart attacks and traffic accidents. Sleep disorders may...

CSB Releases Board Approved Regulatory Report on Chevron Refinery Fire

In the final Regulatory Report unanimously approved by the CSB Board and released to the public today, the U.S. Chemi...

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.

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FIREFIGHTER NEAR MISSES

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.

Jacksonville (FL) Firefighters Escape Burning Home Before Roof Collapse

Seconds before the roof of a burning home came crashing down, about a dozen firefighters retreated from the disintegrating structure, the Jacksonville fire chief said from the scene Tuesday morning

New York Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack at Fire Scene

A veteran firefighter suffered a heart attack while operating at the scene of a fire in White Plains, New York, according to a news report.

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.

Fireground Safety

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.

NAFA's FLEETSolutions Magazine Dives Head-First into Winter Weather

On the morning of November 19, the citizens of Buffalo, New York woke to find their region had been hit with snow piled taller than most human beings.

Video: Firefighters Deal with Multiple Cliffside Park (NJ) Fires

High winds sent embers flying from a Cliffside Park (NJ) fire last night, starting another fire and forcing the evacuation of several buildings.

Fairfield (CA) Firefighters Adds Bulletproof Vests to Safety Equipment

Fairfield is joining a growing number of fire departments in giving more protection to firefighters as their role in handling shooting incidents increases.

 

FIRE FITNESS WITH MICHAEL KRUEGER

Successful People

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

Body Composition

So, what are the different ways of measuring body composition and which one should you use?

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.

Top News

Mother of Fallen Boston Firefighter on Mission to Reduce Cancer

November 25, 2014 Grieving mother of deceased firefighter Michael Kennedy, who perished in a Back Bay inferno earlier this year, urged ...

Fire Engineering

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