For fire departments, change has become a way of life. Spurred by safer structures and a drastic reduction in fire calls, departments have continuously adapted in recent decades—a trend which projects to continue for years to come.
Firefighter cancer rates can be up to twice as high as those experienced by the average U.S. worker, and a Cancer Firefighter Support Network study shows that with every five degree increase in skin temperature, absorption of dangerous chemicals increases by 400%. Therefore, it's critical for firefighters to track their exposure to extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, and hazardous conditions. Using this exposure information to show probabilities of future health issues can be key to the early intervention that may prolong the lives and careers of firefighters.
Learn how to reduce your legal risks, as John Murphy, Deputy Fire Chief (Ret.) and attorney, discusses the need for comprehensive and safe training, along with best practices in documenting training events.
Rivalries are seen as a common part of firefighting service, but bad blood between volunteer and professional personnel has real potential to impact operations. Contextual training efforts may reduce animosity, eliminate preconceptions, and create safer fire grounds for staff and the public they serve.
Envisage Technologies is pleased to announce its acquisition of the California-based company, VaultRMS, and the addition of the Exposure Tracker™ product to Envisage’s growing list of technology solutions built specifically for our nation’s first responders. The addition of Exposure Tracker will further Envisage’s founding vision of improving the readiness and safety of our nation’s first responder communities.
Who doesn’t love dogs? Canines could not be better at meeting human needs if they were designed that way — and their skills truly shine when placed in first response roles.
In this webinar, learn how you can detect and prevent cheating by understanding the what, why, and how of creating a trustworthy exam process.
In many ways, our nation is still recovering from the horrific attacks on September 11, 2001. For first responders who worked the scene, that means struggling both with debilitating physical ailments as well as political threats to take funding for treatment away.
In this webinar, Chief Clive Savacool and Gerry Roberts, J.D. reflect on recent scandals, discuss how agencies are reacting, and summarize the waves of litigation that cheating can create.
In this webinar, Sara Jahnke, Ph.D discusses how occupational risk factors in the fire service require not only individual, but also system-level changes in policies, practices, and cultural norms.