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January has been designated as Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month by the International Association of Firefighters.....

I am pleased to provide you this update regarding the South Carolina Firefighter Cancer Health Care Benefit Plan.....

Hydration before, during, and after physical activity is important, but it is more so in the heat.....

While on duty, most firefighters get little to no exercise, which in turn places them at a larger risk for cardiac problems. While firefighters have to be prepared for any circumstance, many are unfortunately not ready for the adrenaline dump that occurs to the system. ....

It’s no secret that firefighters and first responders will bear witness to pain and suffering more than the average person which may cause a shift in mental health, from burnout or anxiety to post-traumatic stress. ....

Health

Early Detection is Key

Jun 14
2021

After completing the medical history questionnaire and prior to hire and/or being assigned firefighter training and emergency duties, structural firefighter candidates should complete a medical examination that complies with OSHA 1910.134, 120, 156 and/or NFPA 1582. These physicals are appropriate for all firefighter classifications – career, volunteer, whether full or part-time, or on-call.....