Wellness

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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News about Nootropics

If you aren't familiar with the term nootropic, you can expect to hear it more in the coming years. Especially for firefighters who need to exhibit top mental performance on the job.

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Remembering the Call

Throughout our time spent as a firefighter, you must sometimes do a self-check, hit the reset button, and remember that you chose this career for better or worse - though sometimes it's hard to predict what the worst looks and feels like.

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RELEASING RESENTMENT

Everyone knows that resentment ruins your mindset. But did you know it can also wreak havoc on your physical body? Nelson Mandela said that resentment is like drinking poison yourself, but expecting your enemies to die from it. Resentment is never a good feeling to carry around, yet we’ve all experienced it in some capacity …

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THE WEAKNESS IN YOUR ARMOUR

You know you need to put in the work, but it’s hard taking orders from someone other than your chief. Injuries and firefighting — these two things go hand-in-hand. From overexertion to strains and sprains and other debilitating injuries, a job in the fire service is risky business. Even with the best efforts, well-developed operating …

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HOT FLASHES IN THE HOT ZONE: FIREFIGHTING AND MENOPAUSE

Prioritizing one’s health is critical when navigating the rough waters of menopause. Menopause is rarely a topic of discussion around the firehall, but it’s a biological transition that all female firefighters face. While saving lives on the frontlines, female firefighters are going through “the change of life” — and for some, this can include debilitating …

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