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.
You are literally only as strong as your core--specifically, your transverse abdominus and the other lumbar stabilizers it co-contracts with.
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.