Occupational Disease Prevention For Firefighters Video
During the course of their careers, firefighters may be exposed to a number of air contaminants and other environmental factors that can cause cardiovascular disease, cancer, and noise-induced hearing loss. This 25 minute video discusses some of the common exposures firefighters face in the field and in fire stations, and what they can do to reduce their risk of contracting occupational diseases. The need for occupational medical, fitness, and nutrition programs are highlighted. Also, the importance of personal protective equipment and on-scene incident management to reduce adverse exposures is reviewed. This video ends up with a discussion of the problems facing smaller fire departments to acquire the resources needed to implement needed programs, and offers solutions to solve this dilemma.
Produced In: 2008