Fire Chief » Health & Wellness http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:25:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Firefighter develops rehab packets for on-scene nutrition http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/22/firefighter-develops-rehab-packets-for-on-scene-nutrition/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/22/firefighter-develops-rehab-packets-for-on-scene-nutrition/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:46:05 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/22/firefighter-develops-rehab-packets-for-on-scene-nutrition/
The ready-to-consume packets contain a sports drink, water, fruit puree, snack bar, branch chain amino acid chews and an anti-bacterial hand wipe
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Firefighters save engine driver’s life after collapsing at wheel http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/firefighters-save-engine-drivers-life-after-collapsing-at-wheel/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/firefighters-save-engine-drivers-life-after-collapsing-at-wheel/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:52:12 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/firefighters-save-engine-drivers-life-after-collapsing-at-wheel/
They noticed something was wrong when the rig rolled through a light; they performed CPR and used an AED to save the driver's life
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LODD: Mo. Batt. Chief suffers medical emergency http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/09/lodd-mo-batt-chief-suffers-medical-emergency/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/09/lodd-mo-batt-chief-suffers-medical-emergency/#comments Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:10:39 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/09/lodd-mo-batt-chief-suffers-medical-emergency/
Chris Tindall, 42, suffered from chest pains after an emergency incident; he went to the hospital, was discharged and later died
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Volunteer firefighter lost leg, not hope http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/04/volunteer-firefighter-lost-leg-not-hope/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/04/volunteer-firefighter-lost-leg-not-hope/#comments Sun, 04 Jan 2015 15:40:27 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/04/volunteer-firefighter-lost-leg-not-hope/
The assistant fire chief will complete therapy in February and hopes to return to firefighting
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Respected Md. fire chief, volunteer dies http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/27/respected-md-fire-chief-volunteer-dies/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/27/respected-md-fire-chief-volunteer-dies/#comments Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:51:32 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/27/respected-md-fire-chief-volunteer-dies/
At only 46, Derrick Lloyd lost his battle with a lengthy illness
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LODD: N.C. fire chief dies after response http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/18/lodd-n-c-fire-chief-dies-after-response/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/18/lodd-n-c-fire-chief-dies-after-response/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:23:57 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/18/lodd-n-c-fire-chief-dies-after-response/
Ricky Wooten Doub, 61, responded to a call during the day and was later found dead in his home
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Firefighter sleep: 7 ways to improve your crews’ sleep and safety http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/firefighter-sleep-7-ways-to-improve-your-crews-sleep-and-safety/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/firefighter-sleep-7-ways-to-improve-your-crews-sleep-and-safety/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:11:09 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/firefighter-sleep-7-ways-to-improve-your-crews-sleep-and-safety/
With sleep deprivation being directly linked to poor decision making, physical ability and communication, firefighters must be well rested
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Experts: ‘No weakness’ culture difficult for firefighters to face addiction http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/experts-no-weakness-culture-difficult-for-firefighters-to-face-addiction/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/experts-no-weakness-culture-difficult-for-firefighters-to-face-addiction/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:30:01 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/experts-no-weakness-culture-difficult-for-firefighters-to-face-addiction/
The first of its kind treatment program caters to the unique stresses and needs of emergency responders
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Research: Flame-retardant chemicals found in humans http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/30/research-flame-retardant-chemicals-found-in-humans/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/30/research-flame-retardant-chemicals-found-in-humans/#comments Sun, 30 Nov 2014 21:27:54 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/30/research-flame-retardant-chemicals-found-in-humans/
The cancer-causing chemicals are released and attach to dust over time and pose a greater risk to firefighters
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LODD: NJ fire coordinator dies after fire http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/21/lodd-nj-fire-coordinator-dies-after-fire/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/21/lodd-nj-fire-coordinator-dies-after-fire/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:27:05 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/21/lodd-nj-fire-coordinator-dies-after-fire/
Art Treon was on scene when he developed chest pains; he later succumbed to his injuries
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