Fighting heat-related illness

Today the FBU and Union Learn are launching a vital health and safety initiative – our Heat Illness Preparation and Awareness (HIPA) course. Overexposure to heat can have a significant effect on a firefighter’s health, with an immediate risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Coroner reports from...

Firefighters can act now on exposure to contaminants

The risk of exposure to cancer-causing contaminants at fires can be reduced with the adoption of simple procedures Shaun Williams remembers that, when he was a child in 1976, his retained firefighter father, Gareth, was paged to respond to a large 20-pump forest fire in Snowdonia, North Wales. He...

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