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Firefighter Health

NC Senate Budget Omits Cancer Coverage for Firefighters

North Carolina is one of a few states that doesn’t offer any extra cancer coverage for firefighters. The only coverage that’s guaranteed is if the firefighter dies from a certain type of cancer.

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Psychological Trauma Among Firefighters

Psychological trauma is real, especially for first responders. OSHA reports that one of the top causes of firefighter deaths is suicide.

Evolution in Organizing Safety Data

Safety data sheets are now organized so that information is in 16 categories and in an order that make sense.

Fire Departments Can Apply for Canned Drinking Water from Anheuser-Busch and the National Volunteer Fire Council

Anheuser-Busch and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are teaming up for the third year to provide critical hydration to volunteer fire departments responding to wildfires through the Emergency Drinking Water for Wildland Firefighters program.

PPE Wash Downs Reducing PFAS in Firefighters

Funding supports assessment of firefighter exposure through multiple pathways.

Delaware Refinery Settles with Air Regulators Over Fire

The latest violations involve more than 6 tons of air pollutants released.

French Firefighters Exposed to Asbestos in Lubrizol Fire

Direct contact puts emergency responders at risk for lung cancer.

Professional Rescue Doctrine Tested in Washington

A wildland firefighter burned over 70% of his body in 2015 has reached a $5 million settlement with two utility companies for failing to keep branches away from a power line that caused the fire.

The Benefits of Flourinated Firefighting Foam

Fluorine foams remain indispensable to industrial firefighting, expert says.

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Phillips 66 Tracks Firefighters' Cardiac Health

For Timothy Raycob, director of compliance for medical surveillance at Phillips 66, much of the job means closely monitoring personnel for exposure to hazardous materials.

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