Register to attend the free Research Foundation webinar on “The Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on Firefighter Health”

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely changed the lives and well-being of everyone globally. As the pandemic has progressed, clinicians and scientists have become increasingly alarmed with what has been termed “Long COVID” – continued symptoms of COVID-19 that last three weeks or more after the diagnosis.

The Fire Protection Research Foundation, the research affiliate of NFPA, will host a webinar on January 27 that looks at occupational-specific concerns and the long-term health effects of COVID-19 (COVID-LONG). The goal is to help the fire service better understand and manage these risks to preserve firefighter health and safety. The webinar will include an update on scientific details related to the risks of COVID-LONG, a clinician’s view on the challenges faced by firefighters as they return to duty following COVID infection, and perspective from a fire chief about dealing with firefighters who may suffer long-term symptoms that could interfere with work or increase risk of health-related issues.

Webinar presenters include Dr. Denise Smith, Skidmore College; Dr. Sara Jahnke, Center for Fire, Rescue and EMS Health Research; Dr. Steven Moffatt, Ascension St. Vincent Public Safety Medical; and Retired Fire Chief Craig Haigh, Hanover Park (IL) Fire Department.

Registration is free and required to attend this webinar. Simply click here or visit www.nfpa.org/webinars for details on upcoming NFPA & FPRF webinars and archives.

This webinar is supported by the Research Foundation 2022 Webinar Series Sponsors: American Wood Council, AXA XL Risk Consulting, Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc., Telgian Engineering and Consulting, The Zurich Services Corporation.

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Sreenivasan Ranganathan
Director, Research Foundation, Mission to plan, manage and communicate research in support of the NFPA mission

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