Function and intensity are great, but it’s important for firefighters to consider what functional movements and what intensities are important for their jobs, daily tasks, and goals.
The list can go on and on, but the important thing to remember for any young health and safety program is to take small steps.
On June 18, 2007, nine career fire fighters died when they became disoriented and ran out of air in rapidly deteriorating conditions inside a burning commercial furniture showroom and warehouse facility.
On March 22, 2018, two male career fire fighters, ages 50 and 29, died following a structure collapse while working to extinguish hot spots following a structure fire in a 140-year old mill building.
I yelled to my nozzle firefighter, "We need to leave now." He didn't move, so I yelled again, "We need to leave now."
After seeing the fire, the fire fighter stated that everything went black and he felt an intense blast of heat.
The unsecured cylinder began to spin, rotate and bounce off the engine bay floor until it became an airborne projectile.
Resources and recommendations that address long-term and emerging health and safety issues faced by female firefighters and EMS responders.
Female firefighters are at a high-risk of developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and experiencing suicidal thoughts, compared to male firefighters, according to a new study published in Occupational Medicine Journal.
FDNY firefighter died during an April 2017 fire when he was ejected from the platform.