Health & Wellness News

  • Ga. Firefighter Collapses, Dies at Medical Call

    A Georgia firefighter collapsed Saturday while assisting on a medical call. Gary D. Street, 60, was stricken after moving a fire department vehicle at the scene of an injured person, according to Chief J.J. McClure of the East Lake Sinclair Vol. Fire...

    News • October 20th, 2009

  • Orlando Dream Fire Station Hits $21M

    ORLANDO, Fla. --   Orlando's new fire station 1 is costing the city a lot of money. The new fire station 1 in downtown Orlando isn't complete yet, but cost estimates are hitting $21 million. The city has built other stations for about $4 million...

    News • October 7th, 2009

  • Fla. FFs Say Station Making Them Sick

    ORLANDO, Fla. --   Firefighters in Orlando say their firehouse is making them sick. As a result, the city is considering spending millions to tear the old building down. Firefighters have complained about possible mold issues at station number 9 on...

    News • October 2nd, 2009

  • H1N1 - The Next Thing That Is Going to Kill Me!

    Keep this number in mind: 36,000! This is approximately how many people die each year in the United States from the seasonal flu, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. Keep another number in mind: 98,000! That...

    News • June 1st, 2009

  • Much Activity, But Little Progress in Battle over PSOB

    Many members of Congress are furious because they drafted the law to make it easier for eligible survivors to file legitimate claims.

    News • June 29th, 2007

  • Rescuing The Rescuer: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    When we experience a traumatic event our brain goes through a chemical change and the military is studying these changes in the brain with PET scans.Everybody goes fill out 10-75 (working fire). The address is 5826 Eastern Parkway and the fire is in a...

    News • June 21st, 2007

  • Firefighter Resiliency In The Face Of Trauma

    In a post 9/11 era, as well as dealing with natural disasters around the world, firefighters will continue to experience emotionally charged trauma throughout their careers. Yet with all of this trauma that firefighters see through the years, why is it...

    News • November 3rd, 2005

  • New Orleans Firefighters Struggle with Lack of Water to Battle Blazes

    Firefighters battling blazes caused by everything from natural gas leaks to candle accidents are paradoxically struggling with a shortage of usable water in the flood-ravaged city.

    News • September 6th, 2005

  • South Carolina Firefighters Focused on Fitness

    Columbia firefighters have to pass an exhausting set of physical challenges to get the job. But after they join the force despite their heroic image they arent required to maintain any physical fitness standards.

    News • February 21st, 2005

  • Links Found To Firefighters And Bladder Cancer; N.Y. State Fire Dept. Raising Awareness

    When the flames are out, firefighters often remove their masks, take off their 35-pound breathing packs and increase their risk of bladder cancer.

    News • April 26th, 2004

  • Program To Provide Free Colorectal Cancer Screenings For Montgomery County, Maryland Firefighters

    A father who lost his 45-year-old son to colorectal cancer is determined to make sure that others get the education and screenings they need to beat this deadly cancer.

    News • March 19th, 2004

  • IAFF Health And Safety Symposium Opens In San Francisco

    Monday marked the start of The International Association of Fire Fighters' 17th Symposium on the Occupational Health and Hazards of the Fire Service.

    News • October 7th, 2003

  • Firefighting: Still A Dangerous Occupation!

    The fire service is the most dangerous occupation, career and volunteer, in the U.S. This is a reality. We cannot let statistics tell us different.

    News • August 8th, 2003

  • New North Carolina Unit Helps Keep Firefighters Cool

    Fighting a house fire on Oakcliff Drive, they escaped the sticky air by sitting in in New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Command and Rehab Unit, where paramedics monitor firefighters for heat-related illnesses.

    News • August 1st, 2003

  • Thirty Firefighters Converge on Barecelona for World Fire and Police Games

    Thirty Fire and Rescue Department personnel will be in Barcelona, Spain, from July 25 to Aug 3 to take part in the biannual World Fire and Police Games.

    News • June 5th, 2003