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Firefighter Health

Hands-free Hose Operation

The Aqua Blaster harness frame incorporates a fire hose and nozzle to allow users to operate a charged fire hose with less strain on their back and joints.

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CrewProtect

CrewProtectTM eliminates particulates, VOCs, and aerosols containing bacteria and viruses from the cab and body air. However, upon returning to station, the crew can still be at risk of exposure to these threats and more.

Vaccine Mandates and the Law

The jury is out about whether vaccine mandates will stand up to legal challenge. In the meantime, attorneys recommend collaborating with employees to develop sound vaccination policy.

Firefighters Protest Vaccine Mandate

Firefighters and police officers across the nation are pushing back against the coronavirus vaccine mandate. One prominent effort is taking place in Los Angeles, where Firefighters 4 Freedom is leading an effort against vaccination.

PFAS Blood Testing for Firefighters

Firefighters have been occupationally exposed more to PFAS than the general population making it critical to know their PFAS blood levels.

IAFC Issues Statement on Mandatory Vaccination

The IAFC calls upon all fire chiefs to advocate for the mandatory vaccination of all their fire and EMS department personnel against the COVID-19 virus by an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine.

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.

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.

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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.

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