Firefighters report that studying for promotion can lead to poor sleep habits, neglecting exercise, and unhealthy dietary choices. These individuals gain weight and see their fitness levels significantly decrease during this time.
The ATCEMS academy physical training program is challenging regardless of fitness level. You will be participating in PT every weekday morning for the duration of the academy.
"It’s been a little over a year since we launched our Peer Support Team so we put together this short video to update you on what we’ve been doing. To those who have reached out, we’re so glad you did; it’s our honor to serve you as a Peer Support Team member.
This article contains the steps it takes to file a Hearing Aide Worker's Compensation claim.
Lack of time plays a large role in the struggle to maintain a regular exercise routine. The unpredictable schedule of first responders can make fitting in a workout even more challenging.
Public safety personnel are at an increased risk for stress related issues, including PTSD. While PTSD is linked to trauma exposure, not everyone who experiences or is exposed to trauma will have symptoms severe enough to warrant a diagnosis of PTSD.
The Kansas City Star features a story regarding a local Firefighter that dies from cancer in 2015 entitled “As cancer deaths among firefighters soar, their families must fight for compensation”
Series # 1 of a Five Part Series by the Columbus Dispatch entitled "Firefighters and Cancer – Unmasked"
NBC-DFW News report entitled "I'm Not Giving Up": Firefighters Battling Cancer & Worker's Comp Denials