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Firefighter Health and Wellness

Fire Chiefs workshop: changes in federal Line-of-Duty benefits

A fire department does not know when it will have a line-of-duty death or serious injury and Fire Chiefs and survivors tell us that most Fire Departments are not prepared for these events. Join us for half-day workshop on February 15th, 2023 as we discuss recent changes to the federal line-of-duty benefits offered through the PSOB program. Our guest speaker… Continue readingFire Chiefs workshop: changes in federal Line-of-Duty benefits

NVFC Lavender Ribbon Report – firefighter cancer prevention

Cancer is a leading cause of death among firefighters, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Firefighters can be exposed to carcinogens when they respond to a fire, and the risk of developing cancer increases with each exposure. NIOSH recommends that firefighters take steps to protect themselves from cancer-causing agents, including wearing personal protective equipment and… Continue readingNVFC Lavender Ribbon Report – firefighter cancer prevention