Health & Safety

A healthy fire service is a productive fire service. When you don't make yourself a priority, you're doing yourself and the community an injustice. The health and safety of our state’s firefighters is a critical component of the Association’s mission. We're here to help educate you on best health and safety practices.


Fighting fires demands a certain level of physical aptitude. Not only does being physically fit help you on scene, but it also keeps you healthy and extends your life expectancy. Physical fitness is important and is critical for your health, but most effective when incorporated into a wholistic health plan that also includes nutrition and mental health.

  • Physical fitness
  • Heart health

Fitness resources


Wellness is a hot topic, particularly in the fire service. It encompasses a wide variety of topics, each just as important as the last. Wellness includes nutrition, behavioral and mental health, cancer prevention and so much more. It’s an overall state of being that is actively pursued.

  • Nutrition
  • Behavioral health
  • Mental health
  • Alcohol and drug
  • Cancer

Cancer resources 

Wellness resources


Workplace safety is the umbrella that covers all dangers that firefighters face. From ladder to fireground safety, the Association aims to emphasize the importance of maintaining best-practice safety protocols.

  • Workplace safety
  • Ladder safety
  • Distracted driver and road safety
  • Safety Stand Down Day (hydration)
  • Fireground safety

Safety resources