A silent killer strikes the fireground
- A SECOND CHANCE. Liebeck, Frank P. // Fire Engineering;Jun2001, Vol. 154 Issue 6, p68
Presents a firefighter's account on how a heart attack changed his view of life. Signs and symptoms of an attack; Efforts to change own lifestyle after the incident. INSET: Health and Fitness Dos and Don'ts, by Shawn Perry..
- HEART ATTACKS. // Industrial Safety & Hygiene News;Aug2001, Vol. 35 Issue 8, p12
Reports on heart attacks as leading cause of on-duty deaths to firefighters in the United States. Statistics on deaths of firefighters; Causes of heart attack; Identification of other related accidents.
- NFPA: Heart attacks remain leading fire service killer in 2002. // Fire Chief;Jun2003, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p8
Reports on analysis of firefighter deaths in 2002 by the National Fire Protection Association. Finding that heart attacks and motor-vehicle crashes cause more line-of-duty firefighter deaths than smoke, heat, flames or collapsing buildings. Figures cited; Total line-of-duty fatalities.
- Fired up for Fitness. Sherek, Becky // Minnesota Fire Chief;Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p30
The article focuses on the importance of physical fitness to fire fighters. The fire fighters' high risk for heart attacks is due to their lack of exercise while on duty or at home. Two critical factors in achieving one's peak physical potential are flexibility and balance. Flexibility...
- fired up and fit. Atkinson, William // Better Nutrition;Aug2003, Vol. 65 Issue 8, p50
Although it's well-known to members of the fire service, the general public is usually surprised to learn that the No. 1 cause of on-the-job deaths among firefighters has nothing to do with fire. The cause is heart attack. And Captain Shawn Perry, assistant fitness director for the Sacramento...
- UA study focus on firefighter heart attacks. // Fire Engineering;Sep2010, Vol. 163 Issue 9, p38
The article focuses on a study that will be conducted by the University of Arizona to investigate firefighter heart attacks.
- Heart attacks leading cause of on-duty firefighter deaths in 1997. // Fire Engineering;Jul98, Vol. 151 Issue 7, p28
Reports that heart attacks were the leading cause of deaths among on-duty firefighters in the United States in 1997. Other primary causes of fatalities; Data compiled by the National Fire Protection Association on firefighter deaths.
- Heart attack leading cause of death for firefighters. // Fire Engineering;Dec2002, Vol. 155 Issue 12, p40
Presents the results of the Firefighter Fatality Retrospective Study conducted by the U.S. Fire Administration. Examination on the causes of death among firefighters; Consideration of heart attack as the leading cause of death; Effectiveness of programs directed toward firefighter health and...
- Don't Risk Your Life Every Day. Dellarocco, Michael // Fire Engineering;Dec2010, Vol. 163 Issue 12, p95
The author asserts the need for firefighters to have better physical condition than the average citizen because of the nature of their duties. He says that heart attacks were noted as the most frequent cause of firefighter deaths in the U.S. in 2008. He adds that years of extensive research are...