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Ontario Grants Fast-Track Compensation Rights for Work-Related Illnesses

Bereaved families of firefighters who lost their lives to work- related cancers and ... full-time firefighters. Heart attacks suffered by firefighters within 24 hours of battling a blaze will also be presumed to be work-related. There were visible ...

Trade Center Collapse Caused Lung Ailments in Rescuers

... Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that 13 firefighters and emergency medical service workers were sick with sarcoidosis a serious illness where the lungs and other organs swell up to form lumps of cells, medically called as granulomas. This condition can be controlled with drugs, yet, in some cases it w...

Nature Unleashes Terror Across America

...uildings, including multimillion-dollar homes, and firefighters said it was just 5 percent contained. More than 100 people had been removed from their homes in the path of the fire....

Drug Risks Must Be Balanced Against Benefits, Researchers

... to or greater than the annual mortality risks for firefighters and law enforcement workers (about 11 per 100,000 person-years). The most risky occupation -- tree fallers -- was much higher than any drug, at 360 per 100,000 person-years. * Rock climbing (36 deaths per 100,000 person-years) had a mortality rate ...

Massive Wildfire Forces Evacuation of Hundreds of Home in Florida

...a containment line at the fire's western edge, but firefighters used bulldozers and water-dropping helicopters to extinguish them, said John Speaks, deputy incident commander with the forest service. The fire was about 1 1/2 miles from U.S. 441. In Florida, the blaze was 50 percent contained Tuesday. The smoke ...

Death from Exposure to WTC Dust Confirmed

...number of cases of sarcoidosis among New York City firefighters in the first two years after Sept. 11. Sarcoidosis produces microscopic lumps called granulomas on vital organs and is often associated with exposure to environmental hazards. Experts say that even brief exposure to dust could aggravate the pre-e...

Ontario Grants Fast-Track Compensation Rights for Work-Related Illnesses

Bereaved families of firefighters who lost their lives to work- related cancers and ... full-time firefighters. Heart attacks suffered by firefighters within 24 hours of battling a blaze will also be presumed to be work-related. There were visible ...

New Study Reveals That Firefighters Are Prone To Heart Attack

...one in the United States suggests that the odds of firefighters dying from coronary heart disease within 24 hours ...ncy Management Agency of the deaths of all on-duty firefighters between 1994 and 2004, except for those associated with 9/11 terror attacks. Fire departments shoul...

Burning fires in Northern Ontario Cause Hundreds to leave their Homes

...es in eight northwestern Ontario communities while firefighters continued to battle// the hundreds of forest fires on Friday. According to Ontario fire officials the situation is the worst that they have ever encountered at this time of year over the past two decades. People with smoke vulnerability like childre...

Responders On 9/11 Face Health Risks

...or 10 feet, ahead of the fireball." He said that firefighters and other responders who passed people over to safety probably saved a lot of lives. However these very people are now facing severe health risks because of inhaling toxic fumes. "There should no longer be any doubt about the health effects of the ...

SWAN system for navigation

...nologies, while also making it flexible enough for firefighters and soldiers to use in low visibility situations," says Walker. "One of our challenges has been designing sound beacons easily understood by the user but that are not annoying or in competition with other sounds they need to hear such as traffic nois...

9/11 Firefighters' Can Regain Lung Capacity: Study

...f Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine says that firefighters //at Ground Zero on September 11 had a loss in lun...itoring and care, the lung capacities of such 9/11 firefighters could return to normal. Dr. David J. Prezant, co-director of the Fire Department's World Trade Cen...

Extend Workers Compensation To Firefighters. Pleads Son

...wmakers to extend workers compensation //scheme to firefighters as well. Shaw says it's a shame that Ontario does not have a package for industrial diseases. New Democrat Andrea Horvath has introduced a bill seeking to rectify this glitch. Capt. Bob Shaw, Nathan's father spent four days fighting the Plastimet f...

Firefighters Continue To Battle Blaze

... been described as an environmental tragedy by the firefighters engaged in putting out the blaze. The flames are reportedly spewing out a toxic cocktail of chemicals.// Fears of a yet another explosion from a highly volatile fuel tank led to the suspension of the firefighting efforts. The firemen returned later i...

Gas Masks Don't Always Fit an Emergency

... if you insist, buy the best. The device used by firefighters or emergency medics who get to a disaster first is a self-contained breathing apparatus, which has its own oxygen canister, good for about a half-hour of breathing time. First responders also wear impermeable clothing designed to protect from agents...

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