International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management
Recent research on health and wellness has suggested that firefighters are at increased risk for health concerns (e.g., cancer, heart disease). Limited information is available about the prevalence and role of modifiable risk factors such as health behaviors related to tobacco use, physical activity, and nutrition in this population. The current study reports findings of a cross-sectional survey of firefighters that investigated issues such as health status, health practices related to substance use, and lifestyle factors.
Graham R, Pyle S, Haddock C, Poston W, Suminski R, Glaros A. Firefighter Health: A Pilot Study of Firefighter Health Surveillance. International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management. 2008; 2(2).