As you know, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) has taken a leadership role in supporting cardiovascular research and devising programs to help decrease the toll of cardiac disease in the fire service. We are collaborating with leading researchers from Skidmore College’s First Responder Health and Safety Lab on this pressing issue. Dr. Denise Smith and her team are conducting a brief survey to better understand the incidence of various cardiovascular conditions in the fire service. This is an important step to understanding the problem so we can better target screening and treatment programs in the future.
Please take a few minutes (about 5 min) to read the project description and complete the survey using the link below. Also, to help us compare firefighters to the general population, please share the link with a friend or family member who is not in the fire service and ask them to complete the survey. The collected responses will be anonymous. The link and consent form are the only official materials from the study. Also, please feel free to forward this to all firefighters in your circle of influence. The more participation we have, the better the results. As always, your support of the NFFF and of firefighter health and safety is deeply appreciated.
If you have any questions or concerns about the study, please contact Katie Vanchiere.