Safety (Firefighters)

Pleural Mesothelioma Center Resources

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Firefighters are at risk of pleural mesothelioma. "Receiving a pleural mesothelioma diagnosis can be a frightening and confusing time for families. Learn the need-to-know information that will help you treat and cope with this rare cancer."

The Pleural Mesothelioma Center offers "different but complementary services compared to the other mesothelioma sites such as: 

• A monthly online support group
• An on-staff doctor and nurse as part of our team of Patient Advocates available to answer any medical-related question
• 24-hour live chat support
• Our Doctor Match program that is specific to your location
• VA-Accredited Claims agents to guide you through the process of filing a VA claim
• Information about current recruiting for clinical studies and how to qualify"

Firewise Videos for Fire and Emergency Personnel

Useful video library on the topic of wildfire preparedness. Includes videos on using water effectively in the WUI, structure protection strategies in the WUI, understanding fire behavior in the WUI, and more. 

Firefighter Safety Series: Fire Behavior in the Wildland-Urban-Interface

"The Fire Fighter Safety Series is a multipart instructional package developed for small community fire departments to address the problems faced by structural and wildland firefighters when fighting fires, especially those threatening structures in the wildland/urban interface."

FireFit Program

"This program was created with the intent to provide the interagency wildland fire community with a comprehensive, easy-to-follow, fitness program with the ultimate goal of improving firefighter safety and health and reducing injuries. This program provides a basic format for a well balanced fitness program that can be augmented as local units see fit. Program success will rely on management support at every level as well as individual's motivation and participation."

Lessons Learned Video Center

Assortment of useful lessons learned videos on fuels management, restoration projects, and more.

USFA Fire Department Operations, Management, Safety

"The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) sponsors research and conducts studies to support emergency responder health and safety and help fire departments prepare for and respond to fire, natural disasters, non-fire emergencies, and other threats and vulnerabilities."

Firewise Firefighter Safety Online Course

“The Firefighter Safety Series is a multipart information package from the National Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Program. It addresses problems faced by structural and wildland firefighters when fighting fires, especially those threatening structures in the wildland/urban interface. An important goal is to improve knowledge of firefighter safety and survival issues.”