Healthy Sleeping Habits

Originally published by the University of Texas Plagued by restless nights? You’re not alone. Nearly 62% of American adults experience a sleep problem a few nights each week, says the National Sleep Foundation. Sleep deprivation can cause moodiness, memory troubles, and problems thinking and focusing.  Chronic sleep loss may lead to weight gain, high blood pressure…

FF Henry’s Pump Flush

This week’s safety and health recipe comes from FF Sebastian Henry, it works for detox and cleanse! 1 ½ Cups Filtered Water 1 Small Frozen Banana ½ Fresh Apple, De-Cored ½ Fresh Pear 1 Cup Baby Spinach 1 Cup Romaine Lettuce 1 Lemon, Juice Squeezed into Blender Also, Lt Padilla shared a video he found…

5 Tips to Remember for Driving Safely in the Rain

Being behind the wheel of a rain-splattered windshield doesn’t have to be stressful. Singing in the rain is fun. But driving in it? Not so much. Driving in light or heavy floods, or even just rainy, stormy conditions can be anxiety inducing. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are on average more than 950,000…

5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Operational Firefighter Safety

Firefighter safety doesn’t preclude efficiency, and it is the responsibility of every emergency responder on scene Most firefighters think that they are as safe as the demands of their job will allow. While total firefighter injuries are going down, preventable injuries and deaths continue to plague the fire service. Firefighters, officers and chiefs who want to stack…

Some Healthy Smoothies

Acai Adam Reyes’ Big Mango Healer !! 1 cup of almond-coconut Milk ½ -2/3 cup rolled oats, soaked (gluten free preferably) ½ cup frozen mangos ½ cup or 3 frozen strawberries 1 tbsp acai powder ¼ cup of filtered water Notes: Soak ½ cup of rolled oats with 1 cup almond coconut milk overnight (6…

PPE-Study shows transitional attack may reduce toxic fireground exposures

By Health and Safety By now it is difficult to escape the scientific conclusion that firefighting is associated with an increased risk for several types of cancer, but the specifics of how and why are still being researched. Several studies have documented known and suspected fireground carcinogens like polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), benzene, asbestos and styrene, which…

We’re Not the Only Ones Who Stopped Using Foam

https://www.firerescue1.com/legislation-funding/articles/bill-would-stop-ohio-firefighters-from-training-with-pfas-based-foam-ogdaeImVLbmJHteX/ Bill would stop Ohio firefighters from training with PFAS-based foam Ohio Rep. introduces legislation that would require firefighters to stop training with foam believed to cause health problems By Will GarbeDayton Daily News, Ohio DAYTON, Ohio — A state lawmaker has proposed legislation that would require Ohio fire departments to stop training with foam…

Health & Wellness: 6 Tips to Being a Fit Firefighter

Originally Published in firehouse.com The health and wellness of fire service members has been at the forefront of many conference sessions, magazine articles and department trainings. Yet cancer diagnoses continue to rise, musculoskeletal injuries are high, heart attacks and strokes continue to kill us, and suicide rates are higher than ever. With all this attention…

Fit for duty: How to be a resilient responder

Fit for duty does not always mean being physically fit; it also refers to being resilient to the stress and emotional impacts of the job Originally posted at firerescue1.com What does it mean for today’s firefighter to be fit for duty? Fit for duty does not always mean being physically fit; it also refers to…