In February 2020, Chief Gary Ludwig, IAFC President will launch his initiative, If You Don’t Feel Well, Don’t Make it Your Farewell, which focuses on reducing the number of firefighter cardiac deaths. A significant component of this campaign is to hear directly from those who have experienced cardiac incidents.
The initiative is focused on the fact that so many Firefighters “don’t feel well” and simply go home to rest-or ignore the “don’t feel well” stuff…and result in cardiac arrest. If they had said something, told their crew, called 9-1-1 or just did SOMETHING to notify someone, they (we) increase our chances of survival by getting immediate care. if it’s “nothing”…great…but if it’s something…
If you have ever experienced a cardiac incident, or know a Firefighter who has and survived, please take a moment to complete this survey. The results will help us identify the tools, information and resources necessary to assist members and fire departments providing immediate medical care and eliminating life-ending cardiac events.
Take Care, Be Careful, If You Don’t Feel Well, Don’t Make it Your Farewell.