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Agreement Reached Between Eku Osha Training Institute Education Center and Occupational Safety

Tue, Sep 16, 2014

A newly signed agreement between the Eastern Kentucky University OSHA Training Institute Education Center and EKU's Occupational Safety and Health academic program will give working professionals across the country as well as students the opportunity to enhance their skills and earn undergraduate credit at EKU.

North Carolina Fire Chiefs Focus on Fitness, Prep for Half Marathon

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

Durham firefighters know that it is important to lead by example, and that is why a group of chiefs has made healthy eating and exercise a priority.

Firefighters Bring Support Network to Child Burn Survivors

Sat, Sep 13, 2014

No one understands the harrowing after effects of a fire more than professional fire fighters. They are first on the scene carrying the injured to safety and providing the initial treatment to injuries that can last a lifetime.

9/11 Responders with Rare Cancer Denied Coverage

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

A growing number of first responders who worked at Ground Zero in the rescue and recovery efforts are being diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer, but some are being denied insurance coverage, according to a news report.

Join FCSN's Latest Firefighter Cancer Prevention Initiative

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Cancer is a growing threat to every firefighter. Awareness is growing… but we need to do more to prevent firefighter cancer. A small change can make a BIG difference. Start right now with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network's national Wash-Your-Hood Sunday initiative.

IAFC Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from NFPA

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today accepted an Ice Bucket Challenge from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to raise money and awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

FE Talk: Smoke Toxicity

Mon, Sep 8, 2014

In this Google Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton discusses smoke toxicity with Rob Schnepp, Peter McBride, and Allen Rom of Fire-Dex.

How Do We Get Firefighters to Seek Help for Substance Abuse or Mental Health Issues?

Thu, Sep 4, 2014

Help is out there for firefighters struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. So how do we get them to ask for it? Mark Lamplugh has some thoughts.

NFPA Leadership Team Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to Raise Funds

Tue, Sep 2, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) took on the Ice Bucket Challenge today to help raise funds for the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association.

Family Members of Injured Kentucky Firefighters Give Update

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Family members of two Campbellsville firefighters who were shocked while helping Campbellsville University students with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge addressed the media in a news conference at University Hospital.

Colleges in Boston Required to Release Off-Campus Addresses

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

The Boston City Council on Wednesday voted to require colleges with a presence in Boston to provide a list of off-campus addresses where students are residing, in a step intended to fight chronic overcrowding and protect the health and safety of the thousands of students living in the city.

Durbin, Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Announce Grant for Firefighter Suicide Prevention Initiatives

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has awarded a $23,750 grant to the Palatine, Illinois non-profit. Today's funding will help support the group's work in providing suicide awareness and prevention workshops for fire departments and firefighters in Illinois and around the country.

Which Supplements Do You Need?

Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Sacramento (CA) Fire Department Strength and Conditioning Coach John Hofman returns with this informative look at the best (and worst) supplements for good health.

Why Fight It? Implementing a Health and Fitness Program

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Implementing such a program ensures you are doing everything you can to provide the best service to your community and take care of your own, writes Jacob McAfee.

CSB Releases Analysis About Tesoro Refinery in Martinez (CA)

Mon, Aug 18, 2014

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a technical evaluation report on tubing samples taken from the Tesoro Refinery in Martinez, California, concluding that a sulfuric acid spill on February 12, 2014, resulted from insufficient tightening between a tube and a compression joint at a sulfuric acid sampling station.


Cincinnati Firefighters Wonder About Queen City Barrel Fire's Health Impact

Sun, Aug 17, 2014

Lt. David Herth describes the Queen City Barrel blaze as "one of the most exciting fires" he has fought in his more than 26 years with the Cincinnati Fire Department.

FDNY Probies Contract MRSA at Academy

Wed, Aug 13, 2014

Several probationary firefighters contracted methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections at the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) training academy on Randall's Island, according to a new report.

Symptoms of Depression Among First Responders

Tue, Aug 12, 2014

First responders are often at a greater risk of suffering from depression than other professions because of both the nature of their jobs and the culture in which they operate.

NTSB Offering Training on Emergency Communications Involved in Major Aircraft Accidents and Incidents

Sun, Aug 10, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board is devoting two days at its Training Center to offer guidance to aviation public affairs professionals on how to most effectively manage emergency communications following a major aircraft accident or incident.

Introducing U.S. National Response Team (NRT) Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) System

Tue, Aug 5, 2014

The nation depends on emergency responders to preserve the public’s safety and health when disasters strike.

Keolis Sponsors 2015 World Police & Fire Games

Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Keolis, a provider of passenger transportation services throughout the U.S. and Canada, today announced it will be a major sponsor of the 2015 World Police & Fire Games, in which an estimated 12,000 first responders from around the world will compete in more than 1,600 medal events across 60 sports. 

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