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Mother of Fallen Boston Firefighter on Mission to Reduce Cancer

Tue, Nov 25, 2014

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.

Massachusetts Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack During Rescue

Sat, Nov 22, 2014

A Springfield (MA) firefighter suffered a heart attack this morning after rescuing a man from an apartment fire at an elderly housing complex on Roosevelt Ave. Springfield fire officials tell NECN that a man inside the apartment sparked the blaze when he lit a cigarette while using an oxygen tank

Boston Globe Columnist Advocates for Action from Inspectional Services

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

Boston Globe columnists Thomas Farragher writes My Spotlight Team colleagues and I spent months investigating overcrowded and dangerous conditions that plague Boston's student neighborhoods. 

Firefighter Accidents May be Linked to Sleep Problems

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

More than 60 percent of deaths of firefighters are caused by heart attacks and traffic accidents. Sleep disorders may be an important contributing factor, a new study suggests.

CSB Releases Board Approved Regulatory Report on Chevron Refinery Fire

Tue, Nov 11, 2014

In the final Regulatory Report unanimously approved by the CSB Board and released to the public today, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) proposes recommendations for substantial changes to the way refineries are regulated in California. Entitled "Regulatory Report: Chevron Richmond Refinery Pipe Rupture and Fire," the CSB report calls on California to enhance its process safety management (PSM) regulations for petroleum refineries to ensure a more robust and adaptive regulatory regime. 

New York Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack at Fire Scene

Wed, Nov 5, 2014

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.

Alabama Firefighter Injured in Fall from Ladder

Tue, Nov 4, 2014

A Prattville (AL) firefighter was seriously injured after falling from a ladder at a station over the weekend.

Firefighter Cancer Support Network Announces New Officers, Board Members

Mon, Nov 3, 2014

The Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) elected new officers and board members on October 17, 2014, during its annual meeting in Long Beach, California.

Atlanta Firefighter Recovering from Fall

Sat, Nov 1, 2014

An Atlanta firefighter was recovering in the hospital Friday after falling from the roof while battling a Buckhead fire the previous day.

Two Atlanta Firefighters Injured at Apartment Complex Fire

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

One firefighter fell 20 feet from a roof and another was burned Thursday morning while battling a fire at a Buckhead apartment complex.

Report Examines Suicide Among Australian Paramedics

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

A recent report from Australia examined mental health and suicide among paramedics.

Firefighters Aim to Lower Cholesterol with Help from Food Company

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Heart disease is the number one killer of on-the-job firefighters and a Minnesota food company is on a mission to help protect the lives of those who save lives.

CDC Issues Revised Interim U.S. Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure

Tue, Oct 28, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued today revised Interim U.S. Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Ebola Virus Exposure. 

Columbus (OH) Firefighter Struck by Lightning Faces Daunting Road to Recovery

Tue, Oct 28, 2014

While attending a charity event this June, Columbus (OH) Fire Lieutenant Stu Tudor was struck by lightning and went into cardiac arrest. He has since managed to recover somewhat, but still faces daunting challenges ahead.

Ebola Resources and Safety Training for Firefighters

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Mary Jane Dittmar has an update on the Ebola crisis and how it is affecting firefighters and front-line responders.

AIHA Urges White House and Federal Agencies to Provide Adequate Protections to Healthcare Workers for Ebola Concerns

Sun, Oct 19, 2014

As cases of Ebola begin to emerge in the United States, the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is urging the President and federal agencies to help the healthcare community emphasize personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safety precautions for healthcare workers. 

Are Fire/EMS Responders Ready for Ebola? IAFF Raises Concerns

Fri, Oct 17, 2014

When Thomas Eric Duncan got sick his family dialed 911. Fire/EMS were first on the scene and took him to the hospital. If Ebola spreads, this scenario will be repeated over and over. Firefighter/paramedics must be ready.

Should You Implement a Health and Wellness Program?

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Injuries will happen within the fire service. However, it is very clear that exercise does provide savings, writes John Hofman.

Humpday Hangout: Building Construction and Firefighter LODD Reports

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

In yesterday's Humpday Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and Fire Rescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden spoke to Chris Naum, Bill Carey, and Chris Willis.

Cal Fire Plane That Crashed in Yosemite May Have Hit

Wed, Oct 15, 2014

A firefighting air tanker that crashed in Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot, may have struck a tree and lost a wing before colliding with a canyon wall, federal investigators said in a preliminary report.

San Antonio Firefighters Association Files Complaint About Ebola Preparedness

Wed, Oct 15, 2014

The San Antonio Firefighters Union announced that its members feel poorly prepared to respond to the threat of Ebola, and it filed a formal complaint with the state.

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