December 22, 2020 | View as webpage
Dear FireRescue1 Member,

In this month's Safety & Health eNews, Chris DelBello outlines three methods of deploying a rescue rope for emergency situations, while Aaron Zamzow demonstrates three exercises firefighters can do to reduce injuries and stay fit for the job.

Additionally, Firefighter-EMT Bob Stanczyk shares his cardiac close call and the lessons learned about not ignoring the warning signs of a potentially fatal incident.

The FireRescue1 Team
Life safety rope: 3 options for how to deploy it during rescues
By Chris DelBello 
All companies should carry a rescue rope for emergency situations for themselves or victims in need of a quick save
3 exercises to prolong your firefighting career
By Aaron Zamzow 
When performed regularly, these exercises can help reduce injuries and keep you in the game
Saving one of their own: FF-EMT's close call highlights importance of not ignoring warning signs
By Sarah Calams 
Bob Stanczyk was putting out hot spots when he noticed discomfort in his left shoulder; alerting EMTs he didn't feel right saved his life
Opioid addiction: The epidemic’s impact on firefighters
By Sara Jahnke, Ph.D. 
Five reasons firefighters are at an increased risk of opioid abuse
2019 LODD data: Analyzing the USFA report amid the push to ‘Get Below 50’
By Marc Bashoor 
We're nearly at the point where we can start fathoming having no firefighter deaths
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When everything old is new again: Cancer and behavioral health
By Robert Rielage 
Fire officers must be aware and vigilant of both issues as we provide professional and caring leadership in our departments
Code 3 Podcast: Should fire apparatus really be red?
By Scott Orr, Code 3 Podcast 
Dr. Stephen Solomon – an optometrist and veteran firefighter – explains the data on what color apparatus is safest
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