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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.

Mississippi Firefighter Dies After Heart Attack

Mon, Mar 16, 2015

A Mississippi firefighter has died after suffering a heart attack after a fire call.

Plymovent Corp. Donates to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network

Tue, Mar 10, 2015

There is no question about the clear link between firefighters and cancer, which is why the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) serves to educate, research, and inform others about this issue.

Report: Firefighters' Hoods Seen as Cancer Risk

Mon, Mar 9, 2015

A recent report examined the link between dirty hoods and cancer in firefighters.

Indian River County Firefighters (FL) Test Positive for Toxic Mold

Sun, Mar 8, 2015

Nine firefighters in Indian River County have tested positive for exposure to toxic mold, which could be inside their fire stations, according to The Indian River County Fire Union

Pilot Identified in Fatal Helicopter Crash Near St. Louis Hospital

Sun, Mar 8, 2015

The pilot of a medical helicopter died late Friday in a crash at Saint Louis University Hospital. The pilot was the only person aboard. He has been identified as Ronald Rector, 52, of Lynn, MO.

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