Firehouse.com and EMSResponder.com Present Safety Week 2010


Posted: Tue, 05/11/2010 - 03:27pm
Updated: Sat, 06/26/2010 - 09:26am

 

Commentary, Articles, Resources, & Podcasts throughout Safety Weekk
Stress and overexertion again were the primary causes of firefighter deaths last year, the NFPA announced recently. In 2009, sudden cardiac arrests accounted for 43 percent of the deaths. Key fire service personnel remain committed to reducing the number of responder injuries and deaths. This week emergency services personnel will be focusing on "Fit 4 Duty," the theme of the annual Fire/EMS Safety, Health &
Safety Week.

• Sunday: Food & Nutrition
• Monday: Fitness
• Tuesday: Stress Management
• Wednesday: Smoking / Smokeless Tobacco Cessation
• Thursday: Alcohol and Other Drugs
• Friday: Infectious Diseases
• Saturday: Suicide Prevention

Saturday- Suicide Prevention

News

Chicago Puts Focus on Family to Address Firefighter Suicides
   Between the beginning of 2007 and the middle of 2008, the
   Chicago Fire Department experienced a growing number of
   suicides within its ranks.

Training

Podcast


Friday - Infectious Diseases

News

EMS Provider Education is Key to Infection Control
   For more than 35 years, Katherine West has been involved with
   infection control and was a pioneer in education for emergency
   medical service personnel.
SCBA Use During Overhaul Urged
   Dr. Don Stewart advocates firefighters wear SCBA not only
   while fighting the flames, but while conducting overhaul.

Training

Infectious Disease: What You Can't See Might Kill You
   Departments should establish guidelines, safety programs

Podcast


Video

Thursday - Alcohol and Other Drugs

News

FDNY Was Faced With Alcohol, Drug Abuse Problems
  Following 9/11
   The EAP unit saw an increase in cases as firefighters tried to
   cope with the loss of their comrades.

Podcast


Video

Wednesday - Smoking / Smokeless Tobacco Cessation

News

N.C. Firefighters Urged to 'Put it Out'
   The major smoking cessation campaign included the National
   Volunteer Fire Council, Pfizer Inc. and 10 North Carolina fire
   departments.

Training

Part 3: To quit or not to quit
   While widely reported studies suggest that moderate drinking
   (one drink a day for women, two for men) can be good for your
   heart, no one ever recommends moderate smoking.


Video

Tuesday - Stress Management

News

Firefighters Find Yoga for Fitness, Stress Relief
   Firefighter Blanca Alcaraz says it is her mission to teach yoga
   to first responders, dispelling all the myths surrounding it.

Training

Part 2: Are you more than just sad?
   More than 50% of firefighter line-of-duty deaths are caused
   by health-related issues.

Podcast


Video

Monday - Fitness

News

First Responders Get 'Fit 4 Duty'
   Safety, Health and Survival Week runs through June 26
Doctor Promotes Health to Fire Service
   The lecuture by Dr. Don Stewart was hosted by the USFA

Training

The Grind: Firefighter Fitness
   The link between fitness levels and performance of daily duties
Part 1: Make fitness fit into your routine
   Exercise is important to a healthy lifestyle
Fire-d Up for Fitness
   The components of a exercise program
Saving Our Own: Sudden Death with No Overtime
   Looking at the cause of half the annual LODDs

Podcasts


Video

Sunday - Food & Nutrition

News

National Fire Academy Doing Part to Promote Healthy Foods
   Staff, students and visitors who frequent the dining hall on the
   campus of the National Fire Academy have a number of
   healthy options.

Articles

A Burning Need for a Healthy Diet
   Tips to improve your eating practices

Podcast