Reproductive health & the fire service; dangers of the job.
Recent years have seen a number of large scale studies on firefighter health and health risk behaviors however, none have focused on the health of women firefighters.
All FRCE projects are collectively aimed at achieving our mission and the goal of reducing first responders’ line-of-duty occupational illness, injuries and deaths.
National Fire Service Health & Wellness Strategy Meeting ~ September 13-14, 2o21 ~ Columbus, OH
Firefighter turnout gear is essential for reducing occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals during training and fire events.
The data on firefighter cancers are sobering. Perhaps we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg – with many preventable cancers to realize.
Skin cancer is a common cancer in the general population and therefore requires a greater educational push to market the message and decrease skin cancer rates.
Firefighters face a greater risk of exposure to toxins now than ever before.
Using a SCBA should be standard when any amount of smoke or products of combustion are present at any fire. If you smell smoke, you are being exposed.
Hazard of Chemical Substance Contamination of Protective Clothing for Firefighters – A Survey on Use and Maintenance
It is necessary to conduct training and information actions concerning the use and maintenance of protective clothing and the harmfulness of chemicals contaminating the garments used by firefighters.