Washington Fire Firefighters Launch First of Its Kind Pilot Program on Health and Fitness
PORT ORCHARD, Wash., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Stayhealthy, Inc. and EF
Recovery announced today that they have launched a pilot program with the
Washington Fire Chief's Fire Rescue Wellness Corporation to bring
revolutionary health and fitness devices to Washington area firefighters.
MSA's Next-Generation Breathing Apparatus for Firefighters First to Receive Full NFPA Approval
Air Mask and Integrated PASS Device Provide New Levels of Protection
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA ), the
world's leading developer of sophisticated safety equipment, today
announced that its FireHawk M7 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
has been cert...
New Vitamin Targets Health Needs of Firefighters
CHANDLER, Ariz., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- When the alarm sounds, firefighters
can't hit the snooze button; they have to move -- and their bodies pay the price. However, firefighters
can now benefit from a specialized nutritional supplement made specifically for them.
Employee Vita, a Chandler...
Cantimer, Inc. Awarded $996,000 Contract from U.S. Government to Develop Portable, Real-Time and Non-Invasive Hydration Measurement and Monitoring System for Use by Firefighters
Funds to support product development and clinical evaluation activities
MENLO PARK, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantimer, Inc., a privately
held company developing and commercializing a proprietary sensor technology
platform with applications in life science, biodefense, environmental
New Study Reveals That Firefighters Are Prone To Heart Attack
A new study done in the United States suggests that the odds of firefighters
dying from coronary heart disease within 24 hours of fighting a fire, //are 10 to 100 times higher than during non-emergency duties such as rescuing a cat from a tree.
Stefanos Kales of Harvard Medical School and col...
For Many, 9/11-Linked Trauma Emerged Years Later
...survey, the incidence was down to 10 percent -- much closer to the 7.7 percent asthma incidence found among the general population in a 2007 study.
and other rescue-and-recovery workers had the highest rates of new asthma diagnoses, the study found.
"The early incidence of respiratory disease ...
Smith & Nephew Announces Launch of ACTICOAT Flex Wound Care Products in the USA
...th ACTICOAT Flex 3 and ACTICOAT Flex 7 were cleared for use by Health Canada in late 2008. Dr. Sarvesh Logsetty, MD, FRCSC, FACS, Director of Manitoba firefighters
Burn Unit and Associate Professor, Plastic & General Surgery at the University of Manitoba commented on the product's excellent performance charac...
Beryl Receives Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas North Star Recognition
..." Since its inception in 2002, this day is dedicated to honoring all of the firefighters
in our community by banding together to improve local fire stations. This p...fforts and are thrilled to receive this honor for such a noble cause -- the firefighters
who put their lives on the line for our safety each and every day."
Pew Report Documents Challenges Faced by Philadelphia in Paying for City Workers' Pensions and Health Care
... e lp h ia ' s Qui e t C r i s is , the city's annual health care costs have declined on a year-to-year basis. That is because costs for firefighters
and police officers fell in fiscal year 2009 after having been abnormally high in 2008--the result of one-time payments to settle arbitration disputes...
It's Time For Nurses To Be Heard!!
...standards either "high" or "very high." In fact, the only year that nurses were not atop the Gallup Poll list was 2001, following September 11th, when firefighters
topped the list. Only nurses have shown continuing improvement in their ratings year after year.
All licensed New Jersey nurses are invited to ma...
Firefighters in Medical Technology
Inhaled Steriods Used as Preventive Treatment Post 9/11
to inhalation exposures experienced by NYC firefighters
after the World
Trade Center (WTC) collapse. Two y...f
respiratory symptoms and function to the treated firefighters
comparison group of firefighters
who did not participate in the ICS
treatment but w...
Firefighters in Medical Definition
... brief time frame — usually 6-10 minutes average. In new research, telephone triage has been compared to the work of air traffic controllers, EMDs and firefighters
— all high stakes activities. Vimla Patel, Ph.D., described how a group of RNs working in an emergency department setting made “real world” decisions ...
Firefighters in Medical Dictionary
...n Projects ... 10,000 summer jobs funded by recovery $20 million for fire departments ... Federal Recovery funds will help ensure police and firefighters
are retained ... Yahoo! Internet portal provides email, news, shopping, web search, music, fantasy sports, and many ... Bernanke says US economy o...
Firefighters in Biological News
Results of national assessment of first responder location systems to be announced Aug. 3
...national assessment of indoor location systems for firefighters
and other first responders will be announced at Wo...torage Warehouse fire, which took the lives of six firefighters
who could not find their way out of the building,"...d to provide information about the location of all firefighters
and the paths they have taken on an easy-to-unders...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 22, 2009
...current issue of ACS' Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research , a bi-weekly journal.
Toshihisa Ueda and colleagues note in the new study that firefighters
have used water and carbon dioxide as fire extinguishing agents for decades. That knowledge led the scientists on a quest to see if carbon dioxide hyd...
... neurotraining to evaluate a cross population of first responders, including federal agents, police, and firefighters. A selected group of local area firefighters
will be the first emergency responders taking part in the project.
The Brain Music component of the ROP is derived from patented technology develop...
Rethinking who should be considered 'essential' during a pandemic flu outbreak
... Not only are doctors, nurses, and firefighters
essential during a severe pandemic influenza outbreak. So, too, are truck drivers, communications personnel, and utility workers. That's the conclusi...
Meeting to highlight health impacts of smell and taste
... p.m., Pacific Concourse, Poster #385)
Preserve their Sense of Smell
Firefighters know...Monell Chemical Senses Center studied Philadelphia firefighters
with varying years of experience and found that re...l was associated with greater years of employment. firefighters
often do not know which chemicals might be present...
BIO-key(R) Awarded Mobile Data Contract for Additional 10 Kentucky Law Enforcement Agencies
...call for service from any participating community can be
transmitted directly to the nearest available patrol unit in that
community. Now officers and firefighters
are better prepared to address an
emergency because they get critical information on the incident and the
people involved before they even get to the ...
NOAA invests $3 million for unmanned aircraft system testing
...ter resources across the arid west.
Future missions will help monitor fisheries, track Greenland glaciers, preserve natural resources, and provide firefighters
with key wildfire data. Murky plumes of volcanic emissions and urban pollution will also be targets for dirty work by unmanned vehicles.
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 19, 2007
...y mice prior to cyanide exposure, the compounds prevented poisoning, they add.
An oral drug that prevents cyanide poisoning is highly desirable for firefighters
and other rescue workers responding to industrial and residential fires where the presence of cyanide in the smoke is life-threatening, the study stat...
Firefighters face increased risk for certain cancers
...ironmental health researchers have determined that firefighters
are significantly more likely to develop four diff...eir findings suggest that the protective equipment firefighters
have used in the past didn't do a good job in prot...say.
The researchers found, for example, that firefighters
are twice as likely to develop testicular cancer a...
Morning grogginess more debilitating than sleep deprivation, according to CU-Boulder study
...en calculating dosages of medicine during bouts of sleep inertia, he said.
The results also have implications for emergency medical technicians and firefighters
who may be hastily awakened and called upon to drive a vehicle to an emergency scene, putting themselves and others at risk, said Wright. The study a...
Firefighters in Biological Technology
Heart Disease: An Epidemic For Firefighters
Landmark FEMA Study Results Released
ATLANTA, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- H. Robert Superko, MD, principal investigator in the landmark FEMA-sponsored study of firefighters
aged 40 and over conducted at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta, released preliminary findings in the world's first study ...
Innovation prize-winner would help firefighters get out alive
FireSite shows where beacons and other firefighters
are with lights in a mask since in a big fire you cant see anything else. Video or projected heads-up displays may be in FireSites future. Jason Stitt/WTN Madison, Wis. Tools for firefighters
and fishermen won the day at the University of W...
Scientists peel away the mystery behind gold's catalytic prowess
... and even at temperatures as low as -76 degrees C. CO oxidation is vital to firefighters
and others who must enter burning buildings, and it is also critical to the... in the protective masks capable of converting CO to CO 2 that are worn by firefighters
and others exposed to high levels of CO. Another application is to fuel cel...
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Sets New National Standard for CO Screening by Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM)
...y as a way to
protect the lives of the nation's firefighters
from the dangers of CO ...that outline uniform rehabilitation
procedures for firefighters
at incident scenes and training exercises.
(NAEMT), the International Association of firefighters
(IAFF), and the
National Association of EMS Educat...
International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Advocates Screening Fire Fighters for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Using Pulse CO-Oximetry
...ucture and scene, can be time consuming and expose firefighters
CO levels high enough to cause death or permane...he most common poison in the world
today, and dead firefighters
often have significantly elevated CO levels.
The p...eter advocated by IAFF will help to
ensure that no firefighters
slip through the system with undetected CO
... time, those folks that stink of smoke and char make the regular employees nervous. And those instincts and reflexes that make for good organizational firefighters
also make for setting off sirens and scrambling around at the slightest rise in temperature.
In the spirit of full disclosure, my consulting practi...
Games that make leaders: top researchers on the rise of play in business and education
...professional roles. Squire has worked on a game called Biohazard in which firefighters
must react to dangerous situations. They learn the most effective ways to, for example, evacuate people from a mall after a sarin-gas attack. firefighters
like the game and even play it over break because it allows them to be hero...
How games have evolved to provide real-world education
... Mad City blends handheld computer gameplay into a real environment, the city of Madison. Image courtesy of the ADL Co-Lab. Madison, Wis. firefighters
need to be fully prepared, practicing hundreds of times before their first high-rise fire. City officials need to respond to a chemical spill immediat...
Drug-delivery patch wins at UW business-plan competition
...fornia? It's a learning experience.
Students get firefighters
out of the heat
Second place and $7,000 went to FireSite, which helps firefighters
navigate through thick smoke using radio beacons a...essed judges because they have worked closely with firefighters
to develop a system that fits their needs.
Concentrated solar energy project wins Innovation Days prizes
...n last year's winning team, which created FireSite, a navigation system for firefighters
in smoke-filled buildings.
WTN: Innovation prize-winner would help firefighters
get out alive
UW-Madison: Full list of this year's awards ...