Firefighter Heart Health in the Age of COVID

January 18, 2022 | 1 PM EST

Firefighters are more vulnerable to not only heart disease, but also to being a vulnerable firefighter that suffers a sudden heart attack while on active duty. Routine testing can miss up to 50% of at-risk firefighters. Many of these risks are also the same risks that place individuals at a higher risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19. A firefighter-specific, research-based, heart health program is essential to reducing the numbers of Firefighters dying from heart attacks. This webinar will explore the scientific evidence, the testing and commonalities that exist between COVID-19 disease, deaths and heart disease.

Bob Keys

Firefighting Wear Trials – Best Practices and Lessons Learned

January 25, 2022 | 1 PM EST

This webcast will feature "best practices" and "lessons learned" used by various departments – large and small - for PPE wear-trials to better outfit and protect their firefighters.  The panel will feature former FDNY Battalion Chief Bob Keys, who served as Chief in Charge of Research and Development. Chief Keys has been assisting PPE Committees across North America to conduct wear-trials that evaluate a department’s current gear and compares it to new and different NFPA Certified products.  

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