Health & Safety

Cincinnati PPE Decon

PPE decon and Wear Your Air training from the Cincinnati Fire Department.

Cancer Not Considered a Disability in Arkansas Firefighter’s Death

Little Rock firefighter Nathaniel Crump, died from stage four colon cancer nearly one year ago.

Minnesota Firefighters Assaulted at Fire

A man is in custody after two firefighters were assaulted while responding to a fire in Linwood Wednesday evening, according to a release from the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. 

When Firefighters Stay Busy

Jada Hudson looks at the ways that being too busy can keep firefighters from unwinding and taking care of themselves. 

On the Line

We begin every shift with confirmation that our equipment is ready for use. Greg Lindsay looks at an event where equipment maintenance is an issue and leads to problems. 

Firefighter Safety: Barrie, Canada Personnel Decon

Take a look at how Barrie Fire & Emergency does fireground decontamination.

Manchester Mayor: Firefighters Did Nothing Wrong

Mayor Andy Burnham said front line firefighters were "desperate to help" victims but were kept away by their superiors in the crucial hours after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured scores more at an Ariana Grande concert on May 22.

St. Louis Adopts Strategies Aimed at Reducing Firefighter Cancer Risk

There's an understanding among firefighters that dirty gear is a measure of toughness. The char from past fires is a way to garner respect and serves as a badge of honor. But that badge, that dirty turnout gear, is now an ominous reminder of the perils of the job.

Personal Fireground Decontamination, Albemarle County NC

A look at how Albemarle County Fire Rescue does fireground decon.

Baltimore Firefighters Injured in Abandoned House Fire

Two firefighters were sent to the hospital after being injured in a house fire.

NIOSH LODD Report: New Hampshire Firefighter Dies of Heart Attack after Training

On June 13, 2016, a 43-year-old male paid-on-call fire fighter (FF) took part in a weekly training drill involving rescue equipment. The FF had a history of cardiac events including prior heart attack and stenting.

NFPA 3000: Reviewing the Proposed Standard on Active Shooter

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is advancing a standard on interagency response to active shooter situations that is targeted for release in April 2018. Steve Hamilton and John Montes of the NFPA will discuss the standard and its concept of a community-based approach to these types of incidents.

Alabama Firefighter Recovering from Live Burn Injuries

Investigation continues into how two Opelika firefighters were injured in a live burn training.

Fireground Exposure Control – Doffing Gloves

While conducting our current study looking at PPE cleaning and repeated exposures, we have observed how a few simple changes in how we don and doff our PPE can reduce exposure to contaminants on the fireground.

Loading the Dishwasher and Other Hazards

Karen Jackson examines strategies for having a successful marriage while being a member of the fire service. 

Stop The Bleed: What It Is, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Help

Spurred on by recent active shooter situations, "Stop the Bleed" is a training program to prepare civilians to take action in the event of a mass casualty incident. Find out more about the program.

Hammonton (NJ) Firefighter Recovering After Heart Attack

After suffering a heart attack at the fire scene, a 70-year-old Hammonton (NJ) firefighter was assisted by members of his department, who have also taken an active role in helping him recover.

Humpday Hangout: Talking Shop with Chief Billy Goldfeder

In this week's Humpday Hangout, hosts Rick Lasky and Bobby Halton talk shop with Billy Goldfeder.

Take 10

Meet Glenn. Boston firefighter.

Louisiana Firefighter Dies After Falling Ill at Fire Station

Firefighter-Operator Allen Headley was found unresponsive in the fire station day room.

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