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NIOSH/NPPTL Respirator User Notice

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New CDC Testing Recommendation for Hepatitis C (HCV)

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Respiratory Diseases and the Fire Service

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Fire Ground Survival Program and Awareness Course

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Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI)Resource

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Safety Alerts


Who We Are/ About Us

The mission of the IAFF's occupational health, safety and medical efforts is to identify hazards, develop and disseminate user friendly technical materials and information, and provide assistance so IAFF members can recognize and control the safety, health and medical needs associated with our profession. To assist in the achievement of that goal, the IAFF offers a comprehensive array of services addressing occupational health, safety and medicine through the Division of Occupational Health, Safety and Medicine and the Department of Occupational Health and Safety and Department of Behavioral Health, Wellness and Member Support

Programs

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Fire Ground Survival Program

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Cancer and Occupational Disease Database

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Burn Injury Assistance

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Redmond Foundation

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Disaster Operations and Relief FAQs

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Tornado Resources

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Hurricane Resources

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Emergency Incident Rehabilitation Program

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Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative

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Project HEROES

bullet Online Library

Wellness-Fitness Initiative

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Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI)

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Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI) Resource

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WFI 'I Am Alive' Video

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WFI Saves Lives and Resources Video

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Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)

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CPAT License

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Peer Fitness Trainer Program (PFT)

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Behavioral Health Wellness Manual

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Fit to Survive

Occupational Medicine

bullet Occupational Medicine Resident Program
bullet NIOSH Alert:  Preventing Fire Fighter Fatalities Due to Heart Attacks
bullet NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program

Staff, Committees, Trainers

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Division Staff

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Occupational Health and Safety Committee

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Labor/Employee Assistance Program Committee

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Wellness Fitness Committee

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IAFF Representation on Standards Development Committees

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Peer Fitness Trainers

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Fire Ground Survival Instructors

Occupation Disease

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Presumptive Health Initiative

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Heart Disease

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Respiratory Disease

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Cancer

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Infectious Disease

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Influenza

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Fact Sheets

Fatalities, Injuries and Near-Misses

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Line-of-Duty Death and Injury Investigation Manual

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IAFF LODD Policy

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LODD Database

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Report a Line-of-Duty Death

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PSOB/PSOEA Fact Sheet and Background

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NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Project

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Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial

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Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System

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Death and Injury Survey


 

To promote education, the Redmond Foundation sponsors a biennial symposium on the occupational health and hazards of the fire service.

     

 

The IAFF Fire Ground Survival program is the most comprehensive survival skills and MAYDAY prevention program currently available within the fire service. Students will listen to presentations, view videos of simulated Mayday incidents and read documentation supporting how best to prevent, prepare for and handle an actual Mayday.

     

  Developed through a joint IAFF and USFA agreement, this manual addresses diseases of the respiratory system, identifies respiratory disease-causing agents, and provides strategies to prevent fire fighter respiratory diseases.
     
  Honors the sacrifice made by IAFF members who serve as professional fire fighters and emergency medical personnel who have given their lives in the line of duty.
     
  This site provides resources for affiliates to use after a member dies in the line-of-duty, as well as a link to the LODD database.
     
  This site provides the guidelines and the resources for an affiliate and fire department to develop a family support program for line-of-duty death survivors.
     
 

This manual was developed to ensure cooperation and to protect the rights of our members during the investigation of an LODD or serious injury incident.

     
  The IAFF/IAFC Joint Labor-Management Wellness-Fitness Program provides a holistic, positive rehabilitating and educational approach to wellness and fitness programs in the fire service.
     

 

  IAFF Pipe & Drum and Honor Guard site for information on IAFF member pipe and drum bands and honor guards.
 

This centralized resource provides information about successful programs so that new program managers can benefit from the experience of others.

  Become a Peer Fitness Trainer and help improve fire fighter wellness and fitness.
  A fair and valid evaluation tool to assist in selecting fire fighter candidates
  An online guide to health, fitness and nutrition created expressly for IAFF members
    This site is a resource for fire fighters and their families to better understand the risks associated with high blood pressure and to help them manage their condition.
  The IAFF and Pfizer initiative encourages IAFF members and their families to take on healthier lifestyles by quitting smoking.
     
  General information about presumptive legislation and detailed information on state and provincial presumption laws.
  Help improve fire fighter safety by sharing near-miss experiences.
  Developed from a joint IAFF and USFA study of safety and technology designed for a wide fire service audience with a minimum level of familiarity with basic communications issues such as hardware, policy and procedures and human interface.
  A program to better educate our members on the importance of rehabilitation during emergency operations or training exercises.

  A cooperative effort of the IAFF and the USFA that focuses on safety while on fire apparatus and at roadway emergency scenes.  
     
  Joint Labor-Management Wellness-Fitness Programs Pay Off.
     

  FCSN was established to provide comfort, strength, and hope to active and retired fire fighters, and their immediate family members.