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Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risks in Modern Firefighting

21/01/2016

Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risks in Modern Firefighting
University of Illinois Fire Service Institute studied cardio events and carcinogenic risk

Researchers assessed cardiovascular responses to firefighting and to specific tactics and operating location by assessing 1) ECG responses, 2) blood chemistry and coagulatory measures and 3) vascular responses during and up to 12 hours following firefighting. (report photo)

SUICIDE IS A REALITY IN THE FIRE SERVICE

4/01/2016

SUICIDE IS A REALITY IN THE FIRE SERVICE
12/17/2015

Firefighters sue siren maker over their hearing loss

21/12/2015

Firefighters sue siren maker over their hearing loss
By DEEPTI HAJELA
Dec. 20, 2015 3:56 PM EST
Firefighters-Siren Lawsuits
In this Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, a New York City firefighter jumps on a firetruck that just... Read more

NEW YORK (AP) — There were times by the end of his shift that firefighter Joseph Nardone's head would be pounding, his eyes crossing from the noise of the siren on his truck.

Zadroga 9-11 Health Act Moves Closer to Extended Funding

17/12/2015

SAFETY & HEALTH
Zadroga 9-11 Health Act Moves Closer to Extended Funding
PR NEWSWIRE ON DEC 16, 2015
International Association of Firefighters Association (IAFF) General President Harold A. Schaitberger, Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) President Stephen Cassidy and Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA) President James Lemonda today hailed the agreement to extend the James L. Zadroga 9-11 Health & Compensation Act for delivering on a promise long ago made to first responders who answered the call when the nation was attacked.

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