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Sixth Hartford (CT) Firefighter Placed On Leave Since Last November

Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Deputy Chief James McGloughlin has become the sixth Hartford firefighter placed on paid administrative leave since November.

Anderson County (KY) Firefighters Hurt in Crash Released from Hospital

Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Several Anderson County firefighters who were hurt when their fire truck crashed have been released from the hospital

NIOSH Report Released on 2013 Death of Dallas (TX) Firefighter

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released a report on the 2013 line-of-duty death of Dallas (TX) Firefighter Stan Wilson in an apartment building fire.

Are You an Asset or a Liability?

Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Downplaying the importance of your health or merely assuming that you are fit to do the work amounts to a display of selfishness and recklessness that should not be tolerated, writes Dan Kerrigan.

NFFF Issues New Report to Address Suicide Among Firefighters

Tue, Dec 2, 2014

Did you know a fire department is three times more likely in any given year to experience a suicide among its membership than a line-of-duty death? Fortunately, suicide is preventable and help is available.

Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Releases Video on Firefighter Stress and Resiliency

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Miami-Dade (FL) Fire-Rescue recently released a video the department made on controlling job-related stress and suicide in firefighters.

Fire Truck Runs Over Leg of Boca Raton Firefighter

Fri, Nov 28, 2014

A Boca Raton firefighter was hospitalized early Thursday after a fire engine ran over his right leg as a fire crew answered an alarm.

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.

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Sixth Hartford (CT) Firefighter Placed On Leave Since Last November

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