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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Finding Your Future with Self-Reflection

Ever find yourself wondering where you went wrong? Or maybe something in your life feels out of place. You wonder where your future is taking you and things feel uncertain. We all feel that way sometimes, but when it’s taking over your thoughts repeatedly, interrupting your daily life, you need to face it head-on.

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Adding Life To Your Years

Not so long ago, keeping your health in top shape was generally a matter of doing your day-to-day work. Most people had manual labor jobs that involved a lot of physical activity and they slept well at night simply because they were tired. There were no electronic devices to keep them sedentary or disturb their sleep. Pre-packaged processed food didn’t exist and food was either grown on their own properties or traded with neighbors. 

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The Benefits of Annual Medical Physicals for Firefighters

The father of the American fire service Benjamin Franklin is credited with famously stating that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Although coined in the 1700s and was directed towards fire prevention, this adage is more relevant than it has ever been in several areas of the fire service today.  

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Do Firefighters Need to Cut Back on Caffeine?

Caffeine is a natural plant substance that stimulates the central nervous system. Caffeine reduces fatigue by acting as an antagonist to adenosine. Adenosine is a neurotransmitter that causes drowsiness. Caffeine binds to receptors in place of adenosine, improving alertness and energy. Firefighters often use caffeine to increase alertness, reduce fatigue, and improve concentration. 

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Could CBD be the Answer to Your Complaints as a Firefighter? 

If you’re reading this, you’ve either heard about CBD or you’re curious about whether the info you've heard is accurate or not. Most of us are curious about a natural way to deal with job-related sleep, inflammation, and stress. There is a wide range of claims regarding CBD, some of them are accurate, and some of them are not.

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Service, Repair and Maintenance with LION TotalCare

The purpose of an advanced inspection is to have trained personnel evaluate whether a protective ensemble and its individual elements are fit for duty in its current condition. Turnouts, including shells and liners, along with essentials (boots, helmets, gloves, and hoods) need to be inspected in order to reduce the safety risks and potential health risks associated with poorly maintained, contaminated, or damaged protective clothing. If it is not taken care of it may not perform properly when needed. 

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