Firefighter Survival: The Two Major Types of Cardiovascular Disease

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.

Presented by:

Dr. Denise Smith

Director, First Responder Health & Safety Laboratory