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NIOSH LODD Report: Cardiac Arrest at New Hampshire Brush Fire

04/20/2018

Findings from a July 2014 on-duty death in New Hampshire.

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

03/26/2018

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.

Fire Engineering Chief Bobby Halton Interviews IAFF President Harold Schaitberger

01/31/2018

Live from the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) cancer summit in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger speaks live Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton about the issue of cancer and the fire service.

The Human Machine

01/19/2018

Brandon Green examines whether we are treating our apparatus better than our firefighters.

Using a Risk Management Approach to Reduce Firefighter Injuries

12/12/2017

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

Be Recovered

11/10/2017

Jordan Ponder provides a stress management recovery plan. 

NIOSH LODD Report: Pennsylvania Firefighter Stricken During Trash Fire

09/28/2017

Firefighter complained of chest pain during fire and became unresponsive while en route to the hospital.

NIOSH LODD Report: Minnesota Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack after Fitness Training

07/31/2017

Biventricular hypertrophy and coronary heart disease were undiagnosed.

Strains and Sprains

07/18/2017

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

NIOSH LODD Report: Heart Attack Claims New York Firefighter

06/13/2017

Atherosclerotic coronary heart disease was listed as the immediate cause of death of the 40-year old volunteer.

NIOSH LODD Report: Michigan Captain Dies after Winterizing Fire Boat

06/08/2017

The Captain’s coronary heart disease (CHD) was undiagnosed prior to this incident.

O2X Human Performance

03/24/2017

The O2X Human Performance team shares how their Eat Sweat Thrive program helps build healthier and safer communities and is saving the lives of firefighters.

NIOSH LODD Report: Sudden Cardiac Death Claims Michigan Sergeant

03/23/2017

49-year old firefighter was found unresponsive in the bunkroom after being sick the night before.

My Story

03/17/2017

Donna Luce-MacDonald shares her journey back from cancer. 

Resistance Bands

02/16/2017

Jordan Ponder looks at firefighter functional movement training.

NIOSH LODD Report: Heart Attack Claims Wildland Supervisor after Training

02/13/2017

Investigators conclude that the exertion of the training precipitated the heart attack

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NIOSH LODD Report: Cardiac Event Claims New York Firefighter

01/23/2017

Physical stress of responding to and participating in fire suppression activities at the structure fire triggered a heart attack after this 2015 fire.

Report: Critical Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service

Report: Critical Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service

12/14/2016

USFA and NVFC highlight issues related to health and safety

NIOSH LODD Report: D.C. Apartment Fire

NIOSH LODD Report: D.C. Apartment Fire

12/14/2016

Prior to the fire the lieutenant was not known to have coronary heart disease.

Fire Editor 360: Dodge Ball, Update

11/17/2016

Our thoughts on fun, fitness and being serious about your health and training

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