Cancer Presumption Law

The FirefighterCancer Presumption Law will enable firefighters to receive workers’ compensation benefits if they developcancer and can establish exposure to certain carcinogens at fire or hazmat incidents during their careers.

Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service

A report by the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) discussing cancer in fire service.

Health and Wellness Guide for the Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services

The U.S Fire Administration provides a thorough explanation and understanding of what is involved with developing, implementing, maintaining / updating, and evaluating a health and wellness program within this guide. It also addresses current concerns with health and wellness and the standards that pertain to them. The National Fire Service Wellness initiatives and how they are being implemented in different departments around the country are examined.

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Fire Fighters and EMS Responders

The International Association of Fire Chiefs have conducted a comprehensive study with the help of the U.S Fire Administration and the Oregon Health & Science University to bring light upon the issue of sleep deprivation among fire fighters and EMS personnel. The study not only covers the physiological effects of sleep and sleep deprivation but how the culture of emergency services and associated outside factors play a role in sleep deprivation compared to other industries. Legal concerns, recommendations, and education are provided to you for application within your department or organization.

Guide to Managing an Emergency Service Infectious Control Program

This extensive guide produced by the U.S Fire Administration goes into thorough detail of every aspect pertaining to infectious control programs. The guide delves into the history of such programs to what it takes to identify, create, and manage them. Special situations, logistical concerns and legal aspects are just a few of the numerous topics covered.

The Toxic Twins of Smoke Inhalation

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4 days ago

PFESI

Today, the PFESI Board of Directors met via Zoom to conduct our meeting and discuss current issues. We meet several times per year. The volunteer members of the Board of Directors include:

President Steve Bair (Centre Region COG Fire Protection)
VP Chad Deardorff (City of York)
Secretary Dave Michaels (VFIS)
Treasurer Janette Swade (PEHSC)
Duane Hagelgans (Blue Rock Fire Rescue)
Jarad Renshaw (Western Berks Fire Department)
Ed Mann (Provident)
Anthony Deaven (Lower Allen Twp EMS)
Tom O'Donnell (Norristown Fire Department)
Kevin Ressler (PPFFA)
Jerry Brant (Patton Fire Company)
Frank Zangari (Statewide Advisory Board Chair)

Jerry Ozog, Executive Director
Penny Biter, Administrative Assistant
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Today, the PFESI Board of Directors met via Zoom to conduct our meeting and discuss current issues. We meet several times per year. The volunteer members of the Board of Directors include:

President Steve Bair (Centre Region COG Fire Protection)
VP Chad Deardorff (City of York)
Secretary Dave Michaels (VFIS)
Treasurer Janette Swade (PEHSC)
Duane Hagelgans (Blue Rock Fire Rescue)
Jarad Renshaw (Western Berks Fire Department)
Ed Mann (Provident) 
Anthony Deaven (Lower Allen Twp EMS)
Tom ODonnell (Norristown Fire Department) 
Kevin Ressler (PPFFA)
Jerry Brant (Patton Fire Company) 
Frank Zangari (Statewide Advisory Board Chair)

Jerry Ozog, Executive Director 
Penny Biter, Administrative Assistant

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My wife told me I should have taken my hat off. I didn't because in my 61 years on this earth my hair has never been so long. I can actually pull it back in to a small ponytail!

2 weeks ago

PFESI

Local VFCs across Pennsylvania are adaptingORDER UP! Take a look at all the carnival favorites for Food Truck Friday. Below is the menu from our food trucks. We look forward to seeing you and your family as you support the Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Company.

***Menu items can change at any given time***
***CDC and PA guidelines will be followed by patrons and vendors***
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Local VFCs across Pennsylvania are adapting

2 weeks ago

PFESI

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