This webcast explores the types of cardiac disease that are killing firefighters and what firefighters can do to lessen their risk through prevention strategies including appropriate medical screenings, emerging wearable technologies, and physical fitness. Year after year, sudden cardiac events are the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths in firefighters. Still, the fire service knows relatively little about the types of cardiovascular disease that are most likely to lead to sudden cardiac death. This class focuses on coronary heart disease and cardiomegaly, the types of cardiovascular disease responsible for firefighters’ deaths.
Attendees will learn of important research that documents the prevalence of disease conditions and suggests the need to reconsider screening techniques and also that firefighter cardiac issues result from a complex combination of individual characteristics, medical conditions, and physiological responses to the multiple occupational hazards they face.
Please join us for this webcast sponsored by TenCate Protective Fabrics.
Sponsored By TenCate Protective Fabrics
As a leading global producer of protective fabrics, TenCate Protective Fabrics enables millions of people worldwide to be great at what they do. Generations of professionals in industry, fire service, healthcare, military and police rely on our fabrics for safety, comfort and confidence. From the harshest working conditions to the welcoming sight of home, we recognize that the people we’re protecting are unique individuals whose lives extend beyond work. Supporting their evolving needs, our innovations lead the way in user-centered design, technology and sustainability. This ideology drives us to carry on our 300-year-old manufacturing tradition as we continue to design, develop and produce fabrics that bring out the best in professionals – in work, as well as in life.
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