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