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An Ottowa local news article entitled “Groundbreaking research" shows Ottowa Firefighters absorb harmful chemicals through skin

The Boston Globe featured a story with video warning Firefighters of Cancer dangers

Everything Lubbock featured a story via a local News Station KAMC discussing their battles with Cancer.

The video is of a Lubbock Firefighter and his story.


The IAFF Center of Excellence issued a recent article that discussed four factors to help support the spouses of paramedics. Being the spouse of paramedics can be extremely tough and these four pointers can help build harmonious and supportive relationships.

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognizes September as recovery month in efforts to provide education about mental and substance use disorders and bring awareness to the fact that people can and do recover!

While you are on No Duty work status (Possibly Limited Duty also, in some cases) you will receive Temporary Income Benefits (TIBS) from York, these benefits are paid on a weekly basis.

Family members and loved ones of fire fighters have one of the most important roles in the fire service - being the support to someone who spends his/her time saving others.

It is important that we put our mask on first before assisting others with their mask. Afterall, we can't fully be there for others if we can't be there for ourselves. 


Check out this informative article about the rates of PTSD in firefighters. 

The article has several links to resources that will help with understanding the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and coping skills for PTSD.

Body composition measurements are a useful tool to evaluate health and fitness. There are many methods to calculate these values but very few are reliable. Electronic scales, calipers (“pinchers”), and handheld body fat estimators are low-cost but do not provide accurate results.



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