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Georgetown Firefighters to Wear Pink Duty Shirts in October for Breast Cancer Awareness

Tue, Sep 30, 2014

October is National Fire Prevention Prevention Month, but it's also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

IFSI Receives Grant to Study Firefighter Safety

Mon, Sep 29, 2014

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) has learned that it will receive an FY2013 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fire Prevention & Safety grant.

CDC Posts Ebola Guidelines for EMS

Mon, Sep 29, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States.

L.A. Pays Millions as Police and Firefighter Injury Claims Rise

Sun, Sep 28, 2014

An injury-leave program for Los Angeles police and firefighters that has cost taxpayers $328 million over the last five years

Last Call Foundation Formed in Memory of Fallen Boston Firefighter Michael Kennedy

Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Today marks the launch of the Last Call Foundation, a new organization that will support the Boston firefighting community through funding, education, and research.

Report: FDNY Rookie Firefighter Injuries Increase

Fri, Sep 26, 2014

A recent news report says rookie firefighters hired by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) are being injured in unprecedented numbers after the fire department dropped its rigorous standards.

Safety Testing of Ebola Vaccine Candidates Underway

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest in history and is estimated to have caused 2,473 infections and more than 1,400 suspected and confirmed deaths in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone since March 2014, when the outbreak was first reported.

New "Passport to Fire Safety" Program to Help Protect U.S. Students Studying Abroad

Tue, Sep 23, 2014

A new program will help ensure the thousands of U.S. college students studying abroad this year to remain safer from fire.

Agreement Reached Between Eku Osha Training Institute Education Center and Occupational Safety

Tue, Sep 16, 2014

A newly signed agreement between the Eastern Kentucky University OSHA Training Institute Education Center and EKU's Occupational Safety and Health academic program will give working professionals across the country as well as students the opportunity to enhance their skills and earn undergraduate credit at EKU.

North Carolina Fire Chiefs Focus on Fitness, Prep for Half Marathon

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

Durham firefighters know that it is important to lead by example, and that is why a group of chiefs has made healthy eating and exercise a priority.

Firefighters Bring Support Network to Child Burn Survivors

Sat, Sep 13, 2014

No one understands the harrowing after effects of a fire more than professional fire fighters. They are first on the scene carrying the injured to safety and providing the initial treatment to injuries that can last a lifetime.

9/11 Responders with Rare Cancer Denied Coverage

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

A growing number of first responders who worked at Ground Zero in the rescue and recovery efforts are being diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer, but some are being denied insurance coverage, according to a news report.

Join FCSN's Latest Firefighter Cancer Prevention Initiative

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Cancer is a growing threat to every firefighter. Awareness is growing… but we need to do more to prevent firefighter cancer. A small change can make a BIG difference. Start right now with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network's national Wash-Your-Hood Sunday initiative.

IAFC Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from NFPA

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today accepted an Ice Bucket Challenge from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to raise money and awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

FE Talk: Smoke Toxicity

Mon, Sep 8, 2014

In this Google Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton discusses smoke toxicity with Rob Schnepp, Peter McBride, and Allen Rom of Fire-Dex.

How Do We Get Firefighters to Seek Help for Substance Abuse or Mental Health Issues?

Thu, Sep 4, 2014

Help is out there for firefighters struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. So how do we get them to ask for it? Mark Lamplugh has some thoughts.

NFPA Leadership Team Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to Raise Funds

Tue, Sep 2, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) took on the Ice Bucket Challenge today to help raise funds for the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association.

Family Members of Injured Kentucky Firefighters Give Update

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Family members of two Campbellsville firefighters who were shocked while helping Campbellsville University students with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge addressed the media in a news conference at University Hospital.

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.

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Georgetown Firefighters to Wear Pink Duty Shirts in October for Breast Cancer Awareness

September 30, 2014

October is National Fire Prevention Prevention Month, but it's also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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