Australia 2018

Coalition instructors traveled to Australia in August to provide "Know Your Smoke" training to firefighters in Melbourne, Victoria, and Sydney.  The programs were a tremendous success with nearly 200 firefighters in attendance.  Take a look at what they had to say about the training and the process.  Australia is no different than the US -…

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Firefighter Hood Research

Firefighter hoods have been demonstrated to be somewhat permeable to particulate matter and may not provide adequate protection to firefighters with respect to reducing toxic exposures. FSC is raising funds to study the effectiveness of firefighter hoods in preventing skin exposure to toxic materials (PAHs and heavy metals.)  This investigation is intended to assess and…

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Parkinson’s Disease and Firefighters

For firefighters diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, the attached is a comprehensive overview of  research conducted by firefighter Steve Watts, District Operations, Platoon, D, Victoria, Australia.  Steve's research paper was forwarded to the Coalition after Steve attended the Know Your Smoke training session in Frankston (Melbourne) Australia.   While this research was completed by an Australian firefighter,…

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