HEALTH

Firefighters are aware of the statistics linking firefighter deaths to preventable diseases and illnesses caused by unhealthy lifestyles. One of the leading causes of firefighter deaths is heart attacks. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Bringing answers to the modern firefighter’s burning health questions, we aim to help firefighters identify and put into practice better health choices to increase your chances at a healthier wellbeing with disease and illness free careers and retirements.

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Firefighter Health Screenings  

Some screening tests are used only for people who have known risk factors or a higher risk of cancer which may include, personal history of cancer, family history of cancer, certain gene mutations, exposure to cancer-causing agents, or age. This is problematic for firefighters.

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Neurochemistry for the Tactical Athlete

“Mindset and physical performance are linked. They feed each other. Physical training toughens the mind. Being mentally tough allows you to extend the limits of your physicality. It doesn’t matter how mentally tough you are if you lose all situational awareness because your heart rate is twice as high as it should be moving up a staircase with 80 pounds of bunker gear on.”

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Why Men Get Night Sweats

Night sweats are very common and most often the cause is not serious. Several large studies have found that anywhere from 30% to 40% of the general population report at least occasional night sweats.

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Firefighter Safety and the Importance of Decon

Over the years there have been many advancements in terms of firefighter PPE.  These advancements answered specific problems that firefighters face, mostly to protect against thermal injuries and for airway protection.  Firefighters identified a problem and when ingenuity or technology provided an answer, safety was enhanced and fireground activities became more effective.

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