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.
A young firefighter’s story about cancer
Kyle Jameson saw his doctor for a routine physical. The lymphoma they detected took everyone by surprise. It’s not typical of healthy young men. They soon realized it was due to the exposure to multiple toxins from fighting fires. Watch this video to hear his story.
Binghamton Police, Firefighters Strap on Skates for Healthy Hearts
Author: Web Staff
9/11 Fund Given Clearence to Cover Cancer
Date Published: 2/8/2015
Publisher: Time Warner
Keywords: Cardiac, Health
Author: David Carruso
NFFF New Goals Campaign: Wildland Firefighting
Date Published: 6/8/2012
From the October issue of Firehouse® Magazine By Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki Our hearts were heavy this past August when three wildland firefighters were killed battling the Twisp River Fire in Washington State, and two died battling fires in California. These tragedies shook their communities and saddened our nation. These devastating deaths and other injuries… Read more »
The Ongoing Impact of 9/11 and World Trade Center Illnesses
Fourteen-years later, buildings have been rebuilt, memorials established and remembrances held. The fire service continues to honor the 343 in numerous ways, including the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs. We have upheld our promise to never forget.
Advancing Occupational Health in the American Fire Service
The goal of the event was to advance understanding of how occupational medicine is delivered to firefighters across the country.
Initiative 6: Saving Our Own
During the winter months, our members gather once a month on a Sunday, to have an extra one hour’s worth of training for the week and share a meal together at the kitchen table at the firehouse. I share this today with you as one of these trainings paid off educationally and became enlightening to all and empowered our Fire Chief to do something that will no doubt enhance the lives of all of our members.