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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