If we focus on the "little things" when it comes to firefighter health, our overall outcomes tend to improve. Todd LeDuc examines the financial impact of early detection programs when it comes to first responder health.
Understanding the complex interplay of factors involved in firefighter cardiac deaths is the key to preventing them, writes Todd LeDuc.
Firefighter Edward “Gary” Minnick, 65, of the Colmar (PA) Volunteer Fire Company died after a medical emergency he sustained on scene.
Whitehall (NY) Second Assistant Fire Chief James P. Brooks Jr., 45, suffered a torn aorta in May and passed away in September.
Response to cardiac arrests requires engineering controls, PPE, and a slightly different approach to provide increased awareness and safety, preventing further exposures.
Firefighter David Closs of the Avis Fire Company #1 died after suffering a medical emergency during the response to a structure fire.
In the case of cardiac arrest victims, every second is critical. Improving the knowledge and BLS resuscitation skills of volunteer firefighters can revolutionize the standard of care for this critically ill class of patients, writes Tanner Smida.
Every member of the fire service must make their own health a priority with regard to early detection of preventable occupational health risks.
In May 2020, an Idaho firefighter passed away after participating in physical fitness training.
Hawaii Fire Equipment Operator Eric Hayashi of Hilo passed away after suffering a medical emergency on the job.