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NIOSH LODD Report: Cardiac Arrest at New Hampshire Brush Fire


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

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.

Fire Engineering Chief Bobby Halton Interviews IAFF President Harold Schaitberger


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


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

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.

Be Recovered


Jordan Ponder provides a stress management recovery plan. 

NIOSH LODD Report: Pennsylvania Firefighter Stricken During Trash Fire


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


Biventricular hypertrophy and coronary heart disease were undiagnosed.

Strains and Sprains


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


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


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

O2X Human Performance


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


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

My Story


Donna Luce-MacDonald shares her journey back from cancer. 

Resistance Bands


Jordan Ponder looks at firefighter functional movement training.

NIOSH LODD Report: Heart Attack Claims Wildland Supervisor after Training


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


NIOSH LODD Report: Cardiac Event Claims New York Firefighter


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


USFA and NVFC highlight issues related to health and safety

NIOSH LODD Report: D.C. Apartment Fire

NIOSH LODD Report: D.C. Apartment Fire


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

Fire Editor 360: Dodge Ball, Update


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


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