The BlastMask is a training regulator engineered to simulate the sensation of breathing on air in SCBA.
With obesity rates at an all-time high in the United States, it only makes sense to tackle any issues your department may have by starting a physical and wellness program.
Volunteer departments need to improve the health and fitness levels of their members, but they do not have the funds, and National Fire Protection Association standards for departmental health and wellness programs are not realistic from the volunteer agency perspective.
Traditional firefighter traits and dedication can work on the “healthground” as well as on the fireground, especially in the fight against firefighter cancer.
In the continuing fight for firefighter heart health, Mary Jane Dittmar returns to examine the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative, which will be introduced later this month on the national level at a meeting in Denver, Colorado.
Mary Jane Dittmar returns to present some of the recent research studies that depict the prominent role that drinking alcohol plays in the lives of some adult Americans according to the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Mary Jane Dittmar returns with this look at the National Toxicology Program's Report on Carcinogens, 14th Edition, which has added seven substances to the report. The new elements include a chemical, cobalt, and five viruses.
Mary Jane returns with the second part of her series on the dangers of prostate cancer, an issue highly relevant to firefighters.