Toxins in widespread use excluded from EPA chemical review. See article below.
For your convenience, we've posted the following presentations from our 2017 Healthy & Safety Conference
Below is a video from Fire Fighter Nation discussing Cincinnati Firefighters and their acquisition of Ballistic Vests
Training Minutes: Down Firefighter Packaging and Removal. Video compliments of Fire Engineering. In this Training Minutes video Paul DeBartolomeo and company review some methods for packaging and removing a down firefighter in Mayday scenarios.
Study on the Effect of Heat Stress and Dehydration on Cardiovascular Function by Skidmore College. "In order to better understand factors that contribute to cardiovascular strain, we designed a study to investigate the twin challenges of heat stress and dehydration that firefighters face every time they don their gear and answer a call."
See the attached link to view and download. DHS10-HS-DEH-CVE-fs-report
CrossFIRE is a partnership between the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC), the New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) - Office of Fire Prevention & Control and Office of Counter Terrorism, and the Department of Health - Bureau of EMS to provide information and intelligence and enhance situational awareness amongst the first responder community across New York State. See below for weekly updates.
Below is a document about illegal fuel transportation which is a growing problem across many areas.
Below is recommendations on Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment and Decontamination Products for First Responders Against Exposure Hazards to Synthetic Opioids, Including Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogues
Training Announcement National Improvised Explosives Familiarization October 23, 2017 State Preparedness Training Center. See below for additional information.
Norfolk Southern Railroad Company Operations Awareness Training. See below for information.
For your convenience, we've posted the following presentations from our 2016 Healthy & Safety Conference.
Other important Health and Safety Links
- IAFF Health and Safety WebSite
- Federal Emergency Management Agenc
- BURN CARE
- Retired Firefighters Cancer Fund
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Center for Disease Control & Prevention
- National Institute of Health
- DOE Worker Health and Safety Site
- Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
- NewYork State Health Department
- New York State OFPC