Health & Safety

Using a Risk Management Approach to Reduce Firefighter Injuries

Recently, a team of researchers set out to see how a risk management approach might be successfully implemented by firefighters.

LODD Anniversary: Collapse Kills Massachusetts Firefighter

On December 8, 2011, a 43-year-old male career fire fighter received fatal injuries when he was trapped under falling debris during a partial collapse at the rear of a three-story residential structure.

Ask for Help

Jacob Oreshan III shares an open letter on mental health to his brother and sister responders.

NIOSH LODD Report: South Dakota Firefighter Killed in Structure Fire Collapse

The third fire fighter on the line yelled to get out, then the other two fire fighters heard a loud explosion.

Strategic Vision Helps Ensure Firefighter Safety and Enhance Service

NFFF releases new handbook to help fire departments incorporate initiatives.

SCBA Quick Tips: Buddy Breathing

We're debuting a brand-new series of videos on self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) use, sponsored by MSA. In the first episode, Joe Alvarez and company discuss some aspects of buddy breathing.

Fire Departments Can Use FOCUS Survey to Measure Organizational Culture of Safety

The FOCUS survey was developed specifically for the fire service and is a tool that predicts firefighter injuries and important organizational outcomes. Find out how your department can apply to be one of 500 departments that are evaluated.

Ohio Workers’ Comp, Fire Marshal Address Firefighter Cancer

State fire marshal and BWC put money towards training and prevention.

Officials Purchase Treadmill for Ohio County Dispatchers

Board of directors approves the purchase of a treadmill workstation for Miami County 911 telecommunicators.

Three Firefighters Injured Battling Fire in Abandoned Indianapolis (IN) Residence

Three firefighters were injured during a recent working fire at an abandoned double residence in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read more about the incident courtesy of Rita Reith.

Tactical and Political Leadership

Billy Goldfeder joins the discussion on leadership that affects personnel safety.

Humpday Hangout: Tactical and Political Leadership and the Fire Service

On this week's Humpday Hangout, Frank Ricci and P.J. Norwood talk to Loveland-Symmes (OH) Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder about tactical and political leadership that directly affects fire personnel safety.

Ohio Representative Says Firefighters Have Responsibility Dealing with Carcinogens

Survey shows half of state’s firefighter believe cancer is the biggest risk on the job.

Experts Call for Research on Contaminants Found in Washington Firefighting Foam

Group calls for nationwide initiative after contamination from Fairchild Air Force Base.

Providence Firefighter Shares Her Battle Against Cancer

Donna MacDonald talks about her diagnosis with a rare bone cancer.

North Carolina Fire Department Trains to Prevent Cancer

Asheville Fire Department looks at many ways to reduce exposure to carcinogens.

Health In, Health Out – Best Practices for Reducing Exposures to Carcinogens

This Webcast identifies best safety and healthy practices covering equipment, guidelines, and common sense practices to reduce firefighter exposure to carcinogens.

Spokane County Firefighters Take Steps to Prevent Cancer

Spokane County firefighters receive a second set of gear as part of an effort to prevent cancer.

Ohio Firefighter-Paramedic Accidentally Overdoses on EMS Call

Fairborn firefighter medic’s partner quickly jumped into action stopping the ambulance.

Be Recovered

Jordan Ponder provides a stress management recovery plan. 

Volume 12, Issue 12

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