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Tagged With: Safety

Fighting More Than Fire: Firefighters Battling Cancer and Heart Attacks

Firefighters face a much higher risk of heart attacks when battling a blaze — up to 100 times the normal rate — and are more likely to be struck while performing less-strenuous tasks, like cleaning up debris from a fire. But heart attacks are not the only health threat plaguing firefighters — fire service personnel … Continue reading »

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9 in 10 emergency services personnel are affected by stress and mental health problems

It would be an understatement to say that during my 25 year career as a firefighter, I have experienced stress at some point whilst working for the emergency services. That’s why I was relived last week when I saw the report that said “ Mind research finds stress affect nine in ten emergency services personnel ”. It … Continue reading »

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