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Florida Firefighters Lower Health Risks Through Weight Loss Program

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Jobs in the fire and emergency services are demanding both physically and mentally. There is wide agreement that these personnel need to have high levels of wellness and fitness so they are ready to respond at a moment's notice to the wide range of fire, rescue, and emergency medical calls that transpire daily.

Report: Richmond (VA) Fire Department Hires Censured Deputy Chief

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

I. David Daniels, who was hired as deputy chief for the Richmond (VA) Fire Department, was censured by the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) for safety violations at a previous job, according to a news report.

Federal Investigators Join Cincinnati Firefighter Death Investigation

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Federal investigators are expected to arrive in the coming days to help find out why Cincinnati firefighter Daryl Gordon died in an apartment fire last month

Hartford Fire Department Cited for Violations in Fatal Fire

Thu, Apr 9, 2015

The state Department of Labor has cited the city of Hartford and Hartford Fire Department for five "serious" violations in connection with the fire that killed firefighter Kevin Bell in October.

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

Thu, Apr 9, 2015

Scott Safety, a premier manufacturer of respiratory, PPE, and safety solutions for rescue teams around the world, sponsored the 24th annual Scott Safety Firefighter Stairclimb held Sunday, March 8th in Seattle, Washington

FASNY Creates Firefighter Health and Wellness Resource

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) believes "A Healthy Firefighter Is Everyone's Fight."

New Jersey Firefighter Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

A 63-year-old New Jersey firefighter has passed away after suffering a heart attack.

NVFC, IAFC Encourage Departments to Create a Culture of Safety

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) have announced the theme for the 2015 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week: Creating a Culture of Safety.

Fire Blog Roundup: Bailout Training, Residency Requirements, and Health and Fitness Success

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

See what the Fire Engineering bloggers were writing about this week.

Study Raises Questions About Firefighter Gear

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

A concluded study has some veteran firefighters say raises serious questions about the protection that gear offers when it comes to exposure to elements that could be linked to cancer

CSB Releases New Safety Video Entitled "Shock to the System" Detailing 2010 Ammonia Release

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Today the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its latest safety video detailing key lessons from the release of 32,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia that occurred at Millard Refrigerated Services Inc. on August 23, 2010. The accident resulted in over 150 exposures to offsite workers, thirty of which were hospitalized – four in an intensive care unit.  

It Wasn't Always This Way: Remembering Chief Bennett

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Thomas N. Warren remembers former Providence (RI) Battalion Chief James Bennett and his contributions to firefighter health and safety.  

Humpday Hangout: Firefighters and Cancer

Wed, Mar 25, 2015

In this week's Humpday Hangout, Frank Ricci, P.J. Norwood and their guests discuss the effects of this terrible disease.

L.A. County Firefighters Concerned by Potential Health Risk of Fire Stations Near Cell Towers

Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Firefighters rallied outside a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday morning in Downtown Los Angeles over cell phone towers they fear pose serious health risks to dozens of L.A. County fire stations.

Register Now for the 4th Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at FDIC

Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Show others that you will never forget the 343 members of FDNY who bravely gave their lives on September 11, 2001. Join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) on Friday, April 24th for the 4th Annual FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Miami (FL) Firefighter Dies of Brain Tumor Complications

Tue, Mar 24, 2015

A city of Miami (FL) firefighter and paramedic has died from complications of a brain tumor, according to news reports

New Research May Explain Why Firefighters Are Prone to Certain Cancers

Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Reasons may be clearer now about why firefighters have higher rates of certain types of cancers.

 

Anne Arundel County (MD) Professional Firefighters Raising Awareness with T-Shirt Sale

Sun, Mar 22, 2015

April is almost upon us and it is time to kick off sales for the Anne Arundel County's 2015 Men’s Health Awareness campaign.

Georgia Firefighter Released from Burn Center

Wed, Mar 18, 2015

A Macon-Bibb County firefighter got to go home.

Charmin Kicks off Campaign to Support Firefighters

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Charmin representatives and "Dallas" TV star Josh Henderson assembled at the Moonachie (NJ) firehouse on March 17th to kick off Charmin's "Butts That Save Our Butts" campaign. The ceremony included a donation from the company of $20,000 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Trauma Victimizes First Responders, Too

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Rev. Meridith T. Graham, a chaplain with the Rosecrance Health Network, discusses the impact of vicarious trauma in first responders.

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