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November 15, 2016

As research continues to show that firefighter's are more susceptible to medical issues due to their duties, the International Association of Fire Chiefs released "A Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Firefighter Physicals."

by Firehouse
IAFC Physical Guide
As research continues to show that firefighter's are more susceptible to medical issues due to their duties, the International Association of Fire Chiefs released "A Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Firefighter Physicals." The guide addresses the diseases, exposures, illnesses, injuries and physiological demands that firefighters are most prone to suffer. It is designed to explain firefighting to...

November 14, 2016

Aside from choosing their local and national leaders yesterday, Virginians went to the polls to vote on two constitutional amendments.

One of the measures–Question 2— was a legislatively referred constitutional amendment that provides a property tax exemption to surviving spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.

by Firefighting News
american flag
Aside from choosing their local and national leaders yesterday, Virginians went to the polls to vote on two constitutional amendments. One of the measures–Question 2— was a legislatively referred constitutional amendment that provides a property tax exemption to surviving spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty. The wording of the amendment read: “Shall the Constitution of Vir...

November 10, 2016

“Spotlight on Safety” is a themed, multidimensional outreach plan designed to promote officer safety awareness and wellness as directly related to officer safety. Spotlight on Safety provides safety-related topics and offers resources associated with an identified theme.

by Valor for Blue
wear your vest poster
“Spotlight on Safety” is a themed, multidimensional outreach plan designed to promote officer safety awareness and wellness as directly related to officer safety. Spotlight on Safety provides safety-related topics and offers resources associated with an identified theme. Each theme includes digital aids, potentially including downloadable and printable posters and links to related articles, publ...

November 10, 2016

Fentanyl analogues and other potent synthetic opioids and analgesics may be absorbed through the skin, allowing the drug to enter a person’s body without the typical illicit drug ingestion methods such as smoking, snorting, injection, etc. In addition, opioids may be inadvertently inhaled in situations where suspected drug samples are disturbed and particles become airborne.

by Fentanyl Safety
fentanyl
Fentanyl analogues and other potent synthetic opioids and analgesics may be absorbed through the skin, allowing the drug to enter a person’s body without the typical illicit drug ingestion methods such as smoking, snorting, injection, etc. In addition, opioids may be inadvertently inhaled in situations where suspected drug samples are disturbed and particles become airborne. These exposures may pl...

November 9, 2016

Firefighters work in varied and complex environments that increase their risk of on-the-job death and injury. NFPA estimates that 68,085 firefighter injuries occurred in the line of duty in 2015. An estimated 29,130 (42.8%) of all firefighter injuries occurred during fireground operations.

by NFPA Xchange
2015 U.S. firefighters injury report
Firefighters work in varied and complex environments that increase their risk of on-the-job death and injury. NFPA estimates that 68,085 firefighter injuries occurred in the line of duty in 2015. An estimated 29,130 (42.8%) of all firefighter injuries occurred during fireground operations. Each year, NFPA studies firefighter deaths and injuries to provide national statistics on their frequenc...

November 8, 2016

It is a rare celestial crossing that has both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spending election night not only in the same city, but barely more than a mile apart in midtown Manhattan -- and it is creating unprecedented security headaches for New York City.

Not since they sparred with each other on the debate stage have the Clinton and Trump orbits overlapped in this way.

by Officer.com
NYPD
It is a rare celestial crossing that has both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spending election night not only in the same city, but barely more than a mile apart in midtown Manhattan -- and it is creating unprecedented security headaches for New York City. Not since they sparred with each other on the debate stage have the Clinton and Trump orbits overlapped in this way. Clinton is plannin...

November 3, 2016

Improve your agency’s metrics and advance policing. Use data to drive better, more informed decisions with access to peer data and experience.

Sign up for the IACP and IACP Net’s Law Enforcement Benchmarking and Performance Analytics tool today. Complete the annual online survey and see where your department stands among its peers. And, it’s free!

by IACP
IACP Benchmarking page
Improve your agency’s metrics and advance policing. Use data to drive better, more informed decisions with access to peer data and experience. Sign up for the IACP and IACP Net’s Law Enforcement Benchmarking and Performance Analytics tool today. Complete the annual online survey and see where your department stands among its peers. And, it’s free! Visit the IACP Benchmarking page, sign up at...

November 2, 2016

The defeat of Islamic State militants in their Iraqi stronghold Mosul may spark terrorist attacks across Europe, the head of the German Federal Office for Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Hans-Georg Maassen, has said.

by RT Question More
The defeat of Islamic State militants in their Iraqi stronghold Mosul may spark terrorist attacks across Europe, the head of the German Federal Office for Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Hans-Georg Maassen, has said. Speaking to German media outlet Deutschlandfunk, Maassen acknowledged that the jihadists “possibly stand with their backs to the wall” and can “effectively face defeat” in th...

November 1, 2016

How would emergency management and public health officials handle a catastrophe that taxed local supplies of vaccines or medical equipment? Since 1999, the federal government has had a way to help: the Strategic National Stockpile.

by Emergency Management Magazine
medical stockpile
How would emergency management and public health officials handle a catastrophe that taxed local supplies of vaccines or medical equipment? Since 1999, the federal government has had a way to help: the Strategic National Stockpile. The stockpile consists of warehouses that contain medicines — both those that prevent the onset of an illness and those that can treat illnesses — and medical suppli...

October 31, 2016

The U.S. Army and Tufts University are working together to learn more about how people think and respond under stress.

Their new cognitive sciences center officially opened Tuesday in Medford, Massachusetts. The research aims to help soldiers and civilian first responders, such as firefighters.

by Firefighter Nation
virtual reality lab
The U.S. Army and Tufts University are working together to learn more about how people think and respond under stress. Their new cognitive sciences center officially opened Tuesday in Medford, Massachusetts. The research aims to help soldiers and civilian first responders, such as firefighters. Scientists and engineers are figuring out how to measure, predict and enhance people's cognitive c...

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