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FF Cardiac Health

26 Year Old Firefighter Death Highlights Need for Better Communication about Health Issues

The report on Burlington (CT) Firefighter Colin McFadden’s death points at early cancer screenings, timely communication about follow-up exams. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended better communication about medical matters, including with young firefighters, in the wake of the death of a 26-year-old volunteer from Burlington who collapsed while battling a fire in...
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NEW YORK SAFETY OFFICER SUFFERS CARDIAC ARREST AND SURVIVES!

On Saturday evening December 16, 2023 at approximately 1720hrs the Warwick Fire Department was dispatched to reported residential house fire on Jones Road in the Warwick Fire District section in the Town of Warwick. While enroute responding units were advised that the fire was coming out of a second floor window. A second alarm was...
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FIREFIGHTERS, SLEEP & PTSD

Firefighters often experience post-traumatic injury (PTSI) and sleep problems that can impair your functioning at work …and at home. However, typically effective treatment is usually delivered once per week over multiple months, which doesn’t fit easily into firefighter work and training schedules.   Treating insomnia and nightmares can improve outcomes for the treatment of PTSI. Treating...
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NEW HAMPSHIRE FIREFIGHTER LIEUTENANT DIES FOLLOWING SHIFT

We regret to pass on that Lt. Charles “Chuck” Gallant, a 20-year-veteran of Rye Fire Rescue in New Hampshire (near Portsmouth) died yesterday following an overtime shift. Lt. Gallant was president of Professional Firefighters of Rye IAFF Local 4411 and a recipient of the Paul W. Sypek Medal of Valor. In 2014 Lt Gallant was...
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TEXAS FIRE DEPARTMENT FIREFIGHTER SAFETY OFFICER, 74, DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY

We regret to pass on that Daniel Potts, 74, Safety Officer of the Whitney Fire Department (Texas) died in the Line of Duty on November 24th, 2023. On Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, Safety Officer Daniel Potts was at the fire station, getting in his support vehicle to respond to a residential structure fire. He was...
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Wendy, Catherine and Chief John Norris

FUNERAL DETAILS FOR TEXAS FIRE CHIEF JOHN NORRIS, Who Died In The Line of Duty Following a Working Fire

The arrangements for John Norris, the husband of Wendy Norris and Chief of the Forest Bend Fire Rescue Department are as follows: Chief John Norris Celebration of Life on Saturday, December 2, 2023 Location: New Hope Church-108 W. Edgewood Dr-Friendswood, Texas 77546 Visitation & Service: Visitation: 10:00-11:00 AM w/Service at 11:00 Central Time A reception at...
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