Highlights from day two of the, first of its kind, Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium in Denver, Colorado. It is put on by the First Responder Center for Excellence.
Highlights from day one of the, first of its kind, Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium in Denver, Colorado. It is put on by the First Responder Center for Excellence.
According to a recent report by Catapult Health, millennials are more likely to be depressed and more likely to consider suicide than other generations in the workforce.
A joint cancer screening program for Valley police and firefighters that began in November has detected two cases of prostate cancer, two cases of skin cancer and a thymus tumor, but all were caught early enough to successfully treat, officials said at an April 4 news conference.
“The nation’s workforces are not immune from the critical mental and behavioral health issues sadly affecting millions of Americans, yet many employers are slow to put programs into place,” said Dr. Jeff Levin-Scherz. “Employers have a significant opportunity to do more to address the stigma tied to mental illness and help employees get the care they need.”
Firefighters die from preventable diseases. Fire Departments must implement a comprehensive testing process to ensure your employees stay healthy and a program designed to return the firefighter back to work if there is the discovery of a possible disabling medical condition.
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Rates of PTSD in firefighters may be heightened more so than in other professions. See, many people will experience a potentially traumatic event at some point in their life. But just because you have experienced a traumatic event does not mean that you will definitely go on to develop PTSD.
Dr. Denise Smith and her team are conducting a brief survey to better understand the incidence of various cardiovascular conditions in the fire service.
The Texas Department of Insurance-Division of Workers’ Compensation ruled in Stewart’s favor, determining her cancer was work-related. The city then filed a petition for judicial review, to declare “that her particular injury is not work-related” and that “she is not entitled to benefits” from the city.