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If you don’t make time for wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness

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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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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GRUMPY OLD MAN SYNDROME

Ever wonder why some firefighters are grumpy and appear that they aren’t having fun anymore? Getting old sucks, it’s true that grumpy old man syndrome is a real thing. Don’t be its next victim. In the 1993 comedy Grumpy Old Men, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau play the characters of John Gustafson and Max Goldman, neighbors […]

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DO HAPPY FIREFIGHTERS LIVE LONGER?

It’s clear that happiness positively impacts your physical health and longevity, so how do you maintain a happy life? You’ve probably heard repeatedly that to be a healthy firefighter, you need to eat well and stay fit. But are there other factors that can make or break your longevity? What about your happiness levels? Does […]

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THE ANTI-SNORING MOVEMENT

Not sure if you have sleep apnea? Just ask around the fire hall. Firefighters are a lot of things, one thing they most definitely are not is sympathetic to the person snoring through the little rest they get. More and more firefighters are using sleep apnea machines at work. This suggests that there is a […]

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