October 20, 2016

FSTAR Health Shares New Guide to Improve Firefighter Physicals

The Healthcare Provider's Guide to Firefighter Physicals is coming soon to a fire department near you.
October 20, 2016

Physicals: Your Life Depends on Them!

"Thankfully, my fire department physical caught this disease early enough so it never affected my career and enabled early treatment of a potentially life-threatening problem."
September 15, 2016

8 Online UL Training Courses

Find it here: http://ulfirefightersafety.com/courses/
July 28, 2016

Online Training Courses

Focusing on fireground challenges and re-thinking tactical choices. Increased Thermal Hazards in Wind-Driven Fires Fire Dynamics Terminology Structural Firefighting Research
July 14, 2016

Share Info on Firefighters Who Inspire You

FSTAR and the IAFC will be hosting a Firefighter Memorial Wall and a Firefighter Survival Wall. The walls are a place to post a photo or a name of a firefighter who has dealt with or is currently dealing with job-related health issues.
June 15, 2016

Safety Stand Down June 19-25

FSTAR has created a list of additional related materials for training. Fire departments are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activity during Safety Stand Down in order to focus on training and education related to this year’s theme: “The First 5 Minutes – Stretching the Initial Hose Line, Putting Water on the Fire.”
June 15, 2016

Your Experience Getting a Firefighter Physical

FSTAR Health is collecting data on firefighter physicals. Please take this 10 minute survey to answer a series of questions on your experiences in getting a firefighter physical.
June 7, 2016

Video: Applying Research to the Fireground

Two departments with different backgrounds and response needs are using fire dynamics research to answer challenges on the fireground.
June 2, 2016

FSTAR Training Course: Increased Thermal Hazards in Wind-Driven Fires

Students will learn about research-based tactics and principles including flow path, size-up, and thermal hazards associated with structure fires. Students will also learn about the effects of wind on flow path and how wind affects the development of an Incident Action Plan (IAP).
June 2, 2016

President’s Letter: Fighting Fire Through Research

"Adapting our strategies and tactics to the modern fireground is no different; we must use science and research to educate every firefighter about the risks we face."
May 26, 2016

Firefighting and Health

FSTAR, Occupational Risks, and The Need for Firefighter Physicals. It is our belief that very few firefighters undergo the necessary medical monitoring needed to prevent or catch these potentially devastating, life-altering illnesses or injuries.
May 13, 2016

How to Read Research

Using research requires reading it – an often challenging effort given the commitment of time and attention. Research is written in highly technical language, often without definitive, actionable outcomes. While it can make sure research difficult to apply, it also allows for research to continuously improve and refine our understanding of the world around us.
May 10, 2016

Read the Fact Sheet to Maximize your Training!

Stay updated with FSTAR's newest Featured Studies. We've broken down the core ideas into downloadable fact sheets so you can get the most out of cutting edge research. Visit our Featured Studies archive to learn more.
May 9, 2016

Boston Fire Department Hosting Health and Safety Symposium

The Boston Fire Department, in conjunction with the International Association of Fire Fighters and Local 718, is hosting a two-day symposium May 19-20 to address occupational health and safety issues in the fire service.
April 19, 2016

Monthly Newsletter

FSTAR’s monthly newsletter will keep you in the loop with resources, tools, upcoming events, available research, and other information to help you and your department. Read our previous newsletters. Sign up to receive FSTAR newsletters.
April 12, 2016

Fire Dynamics Webinar, April 21st

This is a success story of the Houston Fire Department using research to change culture, behaviors, and fireground operations. By better understanding fire dynamics research the department has changed the way they approach fires. This webinar will provide a before and after comparison of risk behaviors. Through training Houston has been successful in the implementation of these practices.
April 12, 2016

Attending FDIC?

Visit us! We are at booth 9151.
March 31, 2016

March Newsletter

FSTAR is one of several homes for fire service research. Another is the U.S. Fire Administration Library, located on the campus of the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Md. The Library has one of the most comprehensive collections of materials in the United States for both fire and emergency-management research.
March 29, 2016

FSTAR Townhall in Branford, CT on April 12th

The Branford Fire Department, in association with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) present a Firefighter Safety Through Advanced Research (FSTAR) Townhall.
March 28, 2016

FSTAR Townhall in Brighton, MI on April 8th

The Brighton Area Fire Authority, in association with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) present a Firefighter Safety Through Advanced Research (FSTAR) Townhall.
March 1, 2016

February Newsletter

The February newsletter contains new featured studies, website survey, FSTAR health, research agenda symposium, and upcoming events.
March 1, 2016

FSTAR Townhall in Orange County, CA on April 1st

The townhall is a free one-day training event focused on modern fire behavior research, science and the tactical considerations that can be used to reduce risk to firefighters operating on structure fires.
January 29, 2016

January Newsletter

Annual medical physicals and wellness programs continue to be a critical issue for the fire service. The growing body of research on issues such as cardiac health and exposures risks points to a need to conduct both incumbent and ongoing annual medical physicals for all firefighters.
January 15, 2016

December Newsletter

According to USFA, 59 firefighters died of heart attacks while on duty in 2014 (PDF). While research is continuing to tell us more about the effects of firefighting on the cardiovascular system, there’s a lot we know right now.