Health & Safety

Fire Engineering Humpday Hangout: Focus on Firefighter Health and Safety

This week’s hosts and guests will be discussing the firefighter LODDs for the first six months of 2017.

The Winner's Edge: A Survivor's Mindset

Jason Gallimore looks at what it takes to "win" when it matters most.

USFA: Washington On-Duty Death

Lynden chief suffered a heart attack during fitness training.

Strains and Sprains

Jordan Ponder looks at the increased likelihood firefighters have for injury and provides strategies to prevent those injuries. 

Reducing the Stigma of Psychiatric Medications

This program addresses the concerns of all public safety personnel--fire service, law enforcement, EMS, and so on--regarding psychiatric medications.

Protecting All Community Members

Stephen Boynton looks at the efforts made by the DCBE/Acton Fire Department to work with businesses to create animal life jackets and protect the community's four-legged members. 

Line of Duty Deaths: Learn, Live & Never Forget

Brian Gettemeier shares a weekly calendar of firefighter fatality investigation reports for our education and to honor the fallen.

Alabama Firefighter Suffers Apparent Cardiac Arrest at Fire Scene

An unidentified Chelsea (AL) firefighter suffered apparent cardiac arrest while operating at the scene of a house fire Wednesday night.

Humpday Hangout: Addressing Fireground Safety

What items should company officers and chief officers be addressing to create a safer working environment without compromising tactics? In this week's Humpday Hangout, P.J. Norwood, Dennis Rubin, Bobby Halton, and company talk about this important topic.

Wiping Facepieces

FireRescue's editor-in-chief looks at how firefighter safety and health go beyond the fireground. 

A New Way to Train

Collin Blasingame is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of BlastMask

Demystifying Mindfulness

Naomi Baum looks at the use of mindfulness in everyday life.

Long Days and Longer Nights

Dennis L. Rubin examines a face piece case study trilogy.

Will You Raise Your Hand?

Brandon K. Dreiman examines suicide in the fire service. 

New York Legislature Expands Cancer Benefits to Volunteer Firefighters

Senate and Assembly send bill to Governor Cuomo to sign into law.

NIOSH LODD Report: Mississippi Captain Dies after Fitness Training

The Captain smoked one pack of small cigars per day for 50 years.

Rules of Engagement: Firefighter Health and Wellness

An examination of the information, research, and challenges associated with maintaining health and wellness in the occupational environments of firefighters.

Fire Safety Procedures for Photovoltaic Systems and Battery Storage

Harry Ohde and Robert Hattier take a look at considerations for firefighters when dealing with photovoltaic systems.

Fighting More Than Fires

Nicola Davies examines eating disorders in firefighters.

IAFF Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery

Panel discusses the behavioral health of firefighters.

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