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Bulletin #53, PFAS Effects on Heart Health From David’s wife Kristi: When my boys were little, every night from the time they could talk, they asked me if their daddy was going to be home tomorrow. And I always said,…

Food on the Stove is changing the culture of health in Washington, D.C. firehouses

Food on the Stove is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization founded to promote healthy lifestyle management among firefighters. With programmes ranging from healthy cooking demonstrations to partnerships with local farms that supply food to firehouses, this firefighter-operated and focused organization…

Mindfulness in the emergency management sector

Emergency service workers around the globe are faced with the challenges of being exposed to, either directly or indirectly, critical incidents and traumatic events as well as having a significant portion of their work being under high stress. These traumatic…

Charity launches new health and wellbeing podcast

Shout!Podcast – the official health and wellbeing podcast from The Fire Fighters Charity – has been launched across all major podcast platforms this week. The Fire Fighters Charity’s first venture in the world of podcasting, Shout!Podcast explores the health and…

Chemicals in Air and Dust at Australian Fire Stations

Recently there has been an exponential increase in the number of studies focused on chemical exposure to firefighters. It has already been determined that firefighters have an increased risk of certain cancers and other health conditions. It is believed that…

Cancer – The current epidemic in the fire service

More firefighters have been diagnosed with cancer in the last two years, then in the previous 10 years combined, sadly, one in three firefighters will die of cancer. With a minimum of nine Group 1 carcinogens in all fire, the…

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