Fire EMS, Firefighting

NFFF releases paper on cardiac enlargement in firefighters

Issue 10 and Volume 170.

A new white paper released by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, “Cardiac Enlargement in U.S. Firefighters,” discusses research that shows a direct relationship between an enlarged heart and an increased risk for cardiovascular events, including sudden death, among firefighters. The paper is at EMS Agenda 2050 issues meeting schedule Members of the emergency medical services and health care communities are invited to attend one of four regional EMS Agenda 2050 meetings. Attendees will discuss the future of EMS with the project’s Technical Expert Panel, whose members have wide-ranging and diverse experiences within EMS systems and health care organizations. The meetings are scheduled as follows: September 25, 2017, Silver Spring, MD; November 7, 2017, Minneapolis, MN; January 17, 2018, Los Angeles, CA; and March 1, 2018, Dallas, TX. Preregistration is required. Visit the Web site ( to register and for more detailed information, including meeting locations, times, and hotel options.…

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