Please join FASNY in making the volunteer fire and emergency medical services as strong as they can be by getting informed and taking action in your organization with these articles and resources.

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Hypertension: A Serious Health Concern for America, A Deadly Health Concern for Firefighters

By Robert Blaufarb, Director of Health and Wellness – Mamaroneck Fire Department Hypertension (high blood pressure) afflicts over 1 billion people over 25 years old worldwide. This represents 40 percent of the world in this age group. This serious health concern is responsible for over 9 million deaths worldwide. Blood pressure is measured by an instrument […]

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Hold the Line

By Alex Ruckh, FASNY Health and Wellness Committee Social media in today’s age is a double-edged sword. Organizations live and die by them. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube … all available at your fingertips to use 24/7/365. Depending on your age, these apps are second nature to operate or like brain surgery to figure out. They […]

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Serving Strong Means Focusing on Health

Firefighters juggle a lot of responsibilities, but one area they often lose focus on is their health. Unfortunately, this can lead to tragic consequences. How many reports have you seen of a firefighter having a heart attack while on-duty or a firefighter diagnosed with cancer? Odds are you probably know someone that has been impacted […]

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