To most people, YouTube might not seem like a hub for scientific research. But Vanderbilt University surgery instructor Steven A. Kahn realized that the website could serve an educational purpose – and perhaps even save some firefighters’ lives.
Houston – More than 70 percent of U.S. firefighters are overweight or obese, and many may not be receiving weight management advice from their health care provider, according to recent research from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Quincy, MA – In 2013, 97 U.S. firefighters died on the job – an increase from 64 the previous year and the most since 105 were recorded in 2008, according to a new report from the National Fire Protection Association.
Fairfax, VA – Fire departments are being encouraged to suspend non-emergency activities and focus on safety and health training and education during International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week, which takes place June 15-21.
Greenbelt, MD – To help address growing concerns about the prevalence of suicide among firefighters and emergency medical service technicians, the National Volunteer Fire Council is scheduled to host a free webinar Feb. 25.