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."
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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 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.