Messaging for Cardiac Health in the Fire Service: September 26-28, 2016
To help the fire service move to the next step, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is sponsoring a meeting in Baltimore on September 26-28, which will explore how to develop messages that will encourage people to change behaviors. We are inviting several of the researchers who informed Heart to Heart, representatives from fire departments who support cardiovascular disease research, and some from the fire service constituent organizations who have a galvanizing influence throughout our industry.
Call for Collaboration to Reduce Firefighter Cancer: NFFF Releases Report from Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance
With the number of firefighters affected by occupational cancer steadily increasing, improving education, outreach and prevention measures are imperative.
The Silent Killer: Firefighter Cancer
You’ve heard the advice from experts about preventing cancer: Put your face mask on when you’re going into a fire and keep it on during overhaul. Wash your hood and your turn-out gear after an incident. Shower when you return to the station. Do you do these things or do you keep your gear salty and give in to peer-pressure?
The shortest route to fewer firefighter deaths is through the heart
Recently, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation hosted “Heart to Heart,” a two-day conference that brought together leading researchers in the area of firefighter health and fitness, fire service leaders, physicians and advocates to discuss strategies for helping firefighters embrace a healthier lifestyle. The goal is to lose fewer firefighters each year due to heart attacks.
NFFF New Goals: The Fit Firefighter…From Fiction to Reality
The fact is more than half of line-of-duty deaths are a result of a cardiac incidents every year. In 2014, 57 of the 84 line-of-duty deaths were caused by heart attacks. And the number of firefighters dying each year from cancer is on the rise.
Group works to reduce heart disease risk for firefighters
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is meeting in Washington to spread the word and change some old habits. The men and women who risk their lives can do a lot more to save themselves from cardiovascular disease.
Cancer in the Fire Service
A growing group of U.S. firefighters are connected beyond the usual camaraderie of the fire service and the passion for their work. These are firefighters with cancer.
East Hartford Fire Department Issues Second Hood and Wash-Your-Hood-Sunday Program
I am writing to you related to the “Wash-Your-Hood-Sunday” program. This program promotes what should be common sense. This simple act of washing your hood can have a significant impact on you and your families’ lives.
Getting to the heart of the matter: Understanding cardiovascular research and firefighter health
The number one reason why firefighters die in the line-of-duty is due to a heart attack. The fire service wants this to change.
Boston fire commissioner & union president talk about cancer video
In May of this year (2015) the Boston Fire Department released a video about the impact of cancer on Boston firefighters and their families. During the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance Meeting in Northern Virginia, Fire Commissioner Joe Finn and Local 718 president Richard Paris talked with NFFFTV about the impact of the video.