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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. 

Responding to Acts of Violence: Q&A

Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Fort Jackson (SC) Fire Department Lieutenant Steven Hamilton recently presented "Responding to and Preparing for Acts of Violence," a Webcast dealing with emergency scenes that contain violence. Read some questions from viewers with Steve's answers.

USFA and NVFC Initiate Study of Emergent Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service

Mon, Jul 28, 2014

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has initiated a project with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to study firefighter occupational health and safety challenges that are occurring in the volunteer fire service and develop initiatives, programs, and strategies to reduce on-duty injuries and fatalities among volunteer firefighters and EMS responders.

Ground Zero Cancer Cases Surge

Mon, Jul 28, 2014

More than 2,500 rescuers who worked at Ground Zero in the rubble of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks have cancer, according to a new report.

Obama Signs Emergency Disaster Declaration for WA Wildfires

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

The president's action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and to provide assistance for emergency measures to alleviate the impacts of the emergency.

CSB Releases Preliminary Findings into Freedom Industries Investigation

Wed, Jul 16, 2014

In an update on the investigation into the chemical storage tank leak that contaminated the drinking water of up to 300,000 residents of nine West Virginia Counties, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) reported today it has thus far found no record of a formal, industry approved inspection performed on any of the chemical storage tanks at Freedom Industries prior to the massive leak which occurred on January 9, 2014.  Informal inspections may have occurred, preliminary findings indicate, but investigators have found a lack of appropriate engineering inspections with prescribed frequency and rigor of inspections.

San Francisco Firefighters Seek Funding for Mental Health Services

Sun, Jul 13, 2014

When the toils of the job become too intense, San Francisco police can take advantage of in-house mental health services to help cope with stress before it escalates into something much worse. Firefighters in San Francisco want the same treatment but are being rebuffed

Obesity an Issue for United States Firefighters

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Firefighters face many health risks every day on the job -- including one that may come as a surprise. Despite the physical demands of the profession, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 70 percent of U.S. firefighters are overweight or obese.

City to Pay $495k to Seattle Firefighter with Damaged Hearing

Wed, Jul 9, 2014

The City of Seattle has agreed to pay $495,000 to a veteran firefighter whose hearing was permanently damaged when a siren was activated inside a fire station while he was four feet from the engine.

CDC Releases Blast Injury App

Tue, Jul 1, 2014

This application equips you with the critical decision-making information you need to provide medical care or manage mass casualties, all from your mobile device.

Michigan Community Shows Support for Firefighter with Cancer

Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Members of the community have come together to support Georgetown Charter Township (MI) firefighter Kevin Sikkema, 33, who has been stricken with brain cancer.

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