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FF Cardiac Health

PENNSYLVANIA FIRE POLICE CAPTAIN DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY – FOLLOWING A CRASH RESPONSE

We regret to pass on that Fire Police Captain Laron Holcomb, with the Ellsworth (Washington County, south of Pittsburgh) Volunteer Fire Department has died in the Line of Duty, following a call. Captain Holcomb had responded to a vehicle crash yesterday (Saturday), cleared the run and began having shortness of breath after arriving home. Captain...
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10 HEALTHY, PORTABLE FOODS TO BRING ON YOUR NEXT CAMPING TRIP-LABOR DAY WEEKEND

You never really consider the weight of your food until you need to carry it on your back for a few days. When you’re camping — especially if your excursion involves physical activity — you’ll be happy you did before you set off. If you’re hiking with elevation, for example, that can of chickpeas may...
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45 PERCENT OF FIREFIGHTERS’ ON-DUTY DEATHS ARE DUE TO CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS

When firefighters become suddenly incapacitated on the job, it endangers their lives. It may also put other lives at risk as they work to rescue people from burning buildings or douse flames before they spread. Firefighters and emergency responders undoubtedly have dangerous jobs with many occupational hazards that the average worker in the United States...
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SYMPTOMS AND RISK FACTORS FOR ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME

Acute coronary syndrome Overview Acute coronary syndrome is a term used to describe a range of conditions associated with sudden, reduced blood flow to the heart. One such condition is a heart attack (myocardial infarction) — when cell death results in damaged or destroyed heart tissue. Even when acute coronary syndrome causes no cell death,...
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LODD: WASH FIRE CHIEF DIES FIGHTING WILDLAND FIRE

By KHQ Longtime Colfax Fire Chief Jim Krouse, who served as Chief of the Colfax Fire Department for 40 years, and was a volunteer firefighter in Colfax for 52 years, died from an apparent heart attack while fighting a wildfire Saturday afternoon. According to the Colfax Fire Department, Krouse was responding to a wildfire on...
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