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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. "The h...

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 testi...

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. firefighters 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." EF...

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

...ess due 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 and a comparison group of firefighters who did not participate in the ICS treatment but w...
Firefighters in Medical Definition

Telephone Triage

... 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 ...
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Recovery

...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...

Brain music

... 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) Helping firefighters 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. Unmanned p...

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. Too o...hnicians (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 to 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 poisoni...

IT wildfires

... 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. Fi...

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 ...
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