Safety & 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.
Safety & Health

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.
Safety & Health

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.