Reducing PFAS levels in firefighters by blood and plasma donation
Historically firefighters have been occupationally exposed to perfluoroalkyl substances such as PFOS, PFHxS and PFOA in AFFF firefighting foams. Many have subsequently been found to have high blood levels of these PFAS molecules. A recent landmark study1 has shown that…
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Bulletin #53, PFAS Effects on Heart Health From David's wife Kristi: When my boys were little, every night from the time they could talk, they asked me if their daddy was going to be home tomorrow. And I always said,…
Equipment specialist launches new survey to support firefighter health and safety
Dräger, an international leader in medical and safety technology, has launched a survey to uncover what more can be done to support firefighter health and safety, and in particular firefighters’ attitudes to wellbeing in a post-Covid world. The survey will…
Charity launches Healthy Joints Awareness Programme to combat top reason for absenteeism across UK fire services community
With musculoskeletal injuries and issues accounting for the largest number of missed working days across the UK’s fire services, The Fire Fighters Charity has this week launched a new awareness programme to help fire and rescue service personnel, past and…
Food on the Stove is changing the culture of health in Washington, D.C. firehouses
Food on the Stove is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization founded to promote healthy lifestyle management among firefighters. With programmes ranging from healthy cooking demonstrations to partnerships with local farms that supply food to firehouses, this firefighter-operated and focused organization…
New report reveals impact of burn-out and poor work-life balance
The Emergency Services Show, NEC, 7–8 September 2021 A new 18-month study of over 10,000 front-line workers highlighting the critical state of poor staff mental health across the emergency services sector will be launched at The Emergency Services Show at the NEC in Birmingham…
Tools to improve wellbeing make front-line work safer and more effective
The Emergency Services Show, NEC, 7–8 September 2021 This year’s Emergency Services Show (ESS), taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, on 7 and 8 September 2021 is designed to equip front-line workers with the tools and techniques needed to maximise…
Charity launches new health and wellbeing podcast

Shout!Podcast – the official health and wellbeing podcast from The Fire Fighters Charity – has been launched across all major podcast platforms this week. The Fire Fighters Charity’s first venture in the world of podcasting, Shout!Podcast explores the health and…

Health and Wellbeing an Essential Part of Kit at The Emergency Services Show

Recognising that mental and physical resilience are an essential part of kit for emergency responders, the Health & Wellbeing seminar theatre will return to The Emergency Services Show in September. Taking place in Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 19th to 20th September, the free programme…

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