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Health and wellness

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Emergency responder health and wellness is an important subject and one that is a top priority for NFPA. We aim to address safety on the training ground, during fireground operations and at home with a goal of reducing injuries and deaths, both on the job and through job-related associated risks.

In This Section
  • Firefighters and cancer Cancer is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous threats to firefighters. Make smart choices and utilize best practices to reduce your risk.
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus SCBA facepiece lenses may undergo thermal degradation when exposed to intense heat.
  • PASS performance issues NFPA document addresses Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS)
  • Fire service quiz This quiz reinforces the training messages behind this year’s International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week theme.