Physical

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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Foods to Fight Constipation

First responders are notorious for bad food and bathroom habits - mostly because we are constantly getting interrupted! Try some of these food suggestions to "grease the wheels" of your digestive system.

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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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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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