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.
The vehicle was traveling in adverse road and driving conditions due to a wintery mix of rain, snow, and ice.
It is important for firefighters to recognize that they need to take control of their mental health just as they would their physical health.
A therapist needs to understand this lifestyle and respect what it means to the client. Ride-alongs are a good start to understanding the tasks of a first responder’s job.
On March 13, 2004, a 55-year-old male career Battalion Chief and a 51-year-old male career master fire fighter were fatally injured during a structural collapse at a church fire.
Using two Near-Miss Reports related to health issues—one that focuses on how a stress test saved a life, and another that focuses on the early diagnosis of cancer—Deputy Chief John Tippett explains the huge benefits of annual physical exams, and offers advice for how to get a health-screening program off the ground at your department.
After a reader write in to tell him about his personal experience telling his chief that he had been diagnosed with cancer, Nozzlehead addresses how chiefs should behave when learning something so significant, champions the work of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, and offers advice for how firefighters can go about getting the information they need about their health-related benefits so they aren’t unprepared in case the worst happens.