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Firefighter Health & Safety


IFSI Study Underway on Firefighter Health

This week, the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI), in conjunction with Underwiters Laboratories (UL) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), undertook a study of the physiological effects of structural firefighting.

Firefighter Health & Safety Articles

EMS Leaders Share How They Use Data to Improve EMS Systems

"If we have measures that are truly patient-centered... I believe we'll make much better decisions and make much more significant improvement,...

Columbus (OH) Firefighter Recovers from Lightning Strike

A year after being struck by lightning, Stu Tudor, a 23-year veteran of the Columbus (OH) Division of Fire, remains in a nursing home and can barel...

Two Firefighters Stabbed Responding to Medical Call in San Diego

Two firefighters were stabbed while responding to an EMS call in San Diego, California, according to a news report.

Medford (NJ) Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack at Fire

A Medford Township firefighter is recovering Wednesday afternoon, after he was hospitalized while fighting a house fire in Tabernacle.

Photos: IFSI, UL, NIOSH Firefighter Health Experiments


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...

Scott Safety Firefighter Stairclimb Raises $1.9M for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Scott Safety, a premier manufacturer of respiratory, PPE, and safety solutions for rescue teams around the world, sponsored the 24th annual Scott S...

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.

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Four Firefighters Injured After Falling Through Roof During California Casino Fire

Four firefighters were injured after falling through the roof at a three-alarm structure fire late Thursday in Los Angeles County, Califo...

Chattanooga (TN) Firefighter Injured in Duplex Fire

A Chattanooga (TN) firefighter was injured Sunday morning while working to extinguish a duplex fire.

Mayday, Firefighters Injured in Maryland House Fire

Five firefighters were injured after a roof collapsed on them during an early morning house fire in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Two Indianapolis Firefighters Injured After Fall Through Roof

Two firefighters were injured after falling through a roof while battling a fire in a vacant residence last night in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Fireground Safety

Humpday Hangout: Those Left Behind

In today's Humpday Hangout, P.J. Norwood, Frank Ricci, and Jimmy Greene discuss the line-of-duty death fire that occurred on March 4, 2002, the les...

The Prison Escape, The Firefighters, and Mutual Aid

Billy Goldfeder on how a recent high-profile prison escape in New York has impacted a local fire department's fundraising capabilities.

FDNY and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Honor Nation’s Bravest

 National Fire Prevention Week this October will culminate with the National Stair Climb, an event honoring firefighters who have made the ult...

Just Washing Your Gear Is Not The Answer

Properly wearing face masks and frequent exercise should be performed in conjunction with regular turnout gear cleaning to reduce the risk of contr...


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 ...

The Highest Standards

What I think should be done is for YOU to set your standards and set them high—higher than any regulating authority ever could—and then meet them.

(Focus × Work) + Reward = Success

How can you get yourself to focus and work on what you need to work on, even if you would rather play?

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EMS Leaders Share How They Use Data to Improve EMS Systems

June 27, 2015 "If we have measures that are truly patient-centered... I believe we'll make much better decisions and make much...

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