In the world of firefighting, sleep is a valuable but often overlooked commodity. The demands of this noble profession often require working long shifts with irregular sleep patterns, leading to sleep deprivation. Firefighting is an incredibly stressful job and the physical toll a career in the
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common form of heart disease and is the leading cause of death for all Americans-not just first responders.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2021, there were 31 sudden cardiac deaths while the firefighter was on duty,