Reducing Firefighter LODDs Through Wellness

My name is Dena Ali, and I am a graduate student with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, a firefighter with the City of Raleigh, and a FDIC 2018 instructor.

I am conducting a survey as part of a research study to increase understanding of how wellness habits and organizational factors impact line-of-duty deaths among firefighters. These include supervisor support, time to exercise or nap, and equipment provided.

This survey takes around 10 minutes.  As a firefighter, you are in an ideal position to provide valuable first-hand information from your own perspective. I am simply trying to capture your thoughts and perspectives on the implications of health and wellness on firefighters, and how organizational factors enhance or impede their abilities to incorporate positive wellness habits. This survey will be anonymous. There is no compensation for participating in this study. However, your participation will be a valuable addition to our research. The findings could lead to greater public understanding of the implications of not only wellness, but also how organizational factors affect wellness. 

In addition to health and wellness, this survey includes a short section on mental health and suicide.  You do not have to answer any questions that you are not comfortable with.  If any of the questions bring up negative emotions, I have included some resources available for firefighters (e.g., Safe Call Now, 206-459-3020).

If you are willing to participate, please click on the link to the survey. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. 


Thank you,

Dena Ali /

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