Firefighter, General

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Aug 18, 2017
Emergency Medical Services Workers: How Employers Can Prevent Injuries and Exposures

This fact sheet highlights results from a four-year study capturing data from EMS workers treated in emergency departments and provides recommendations for prevention.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 12, 2017
Firefighter health, wellness and fitness

f you are a firefighter looking for tips to improve your overall health and fitness, or a fire department leader developing or enhancing a wellness-fitness program, these resources can help.

Source: USFA

Jan 12, 2017
Radio at Firehouse

Podcasts for fire and emergency service professionals provided by

Source: FIrehouse

Jan 12, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention

To address this occupational hazard, the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program conducts independent investigations of fire fighter line-of-duty deaths.

Source: NIOSH

Sep 01, 2015
Fire Safety Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems

The purpose of this manual is to increase the safety of emergency responders and building occupants by providing information about how firefighters typically interact with building features and fire protection systems during fires.

Source: OSHA

Apr 01, 2015
National Safety Culture Change Initiative

he Study of Behavioral Motivation on Reduction of Risk-Taking Behaviors in the Fire and Emergency Service was developed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs through a partnership with the U.S. Fire Administration.

Source: USFA

Feb 01, 2012
Emergency Services: A Literature Review on Occupational Safety and Health Risks

This literature review summarizes the growing issue of better protection for emergency workers against he occupational safety and health (OSH) risks faced in this profession. The demands made upon emergency workers, as well as OSH risks they are exposed to, will rise as they are confronted with events greater in both number and severity.

Source: European Agency for Safety & Health at Work

Apr 01, 2010
NIOSH and USFA Initiate Study of Cancer among Firefighters

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) are partnering on a study to examine the potential for increased risk of cancer among firefighters due to exposures from smoke, soot, and other contaminants in the line of duty.

Source: NIOSH

Mar 01, 2008
Emerging Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service

This revised manual examines critical topics related to emergency incident rehabilitation and addresses ways to better protect firefighters and other emergency responders

Source: USFA