Firefighters are aware of the statistics linking firefighter deaths to preventable diseases and illnesses caused by unhealthy lifestyles. One of the leading causes of firefighter deaths is heart attacks. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Bringing answers to the modern firefighter’s burning health questions, we aim to help firefighters identify and put into practice better health choices to increase your chances at a healthier wellbeing with disease and illness free careers and retirements.

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Fight Fires Not Naps

If allowing firefighters to doze off for 20 to 40 minutes can enable them to be more alert, which would, in turn, lead to better work performance, then why not? This short nap may allow them to save more lives.

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By John Hofman According to a study performed at the Illinois Fire Service Institute, three hours of prolonged firefighting stiffens arteries and impairs heart function in young healthy male firefighters. So what does that mean to you? Ok, let’s not all panic just yet, but rather break this information down to see how we help …

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