It's no surprise that a job dedicated to combatting fires has a slew of associated risks. Of course, thorough training and durable, protective uniforms help minimize some health hazards on the job. Even with training and PPE, firefighters are still highly susceptible to developing health issues over time. Whether you're interested in a firefighting career or are a veteran firefighter, discover the top health risks that firefighters face.
The incidence of weather and climate disasters is increasing in the U.S., a trend due partly to climate change but also to human decisions.
With the holidays approaching, many people are considering whether to visit relatives or friends in the coming weeks. Here are some safety ideas in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Especially right now, a road trip means freedom--freedom from stay-at-home orders, freedom from the daily routine, and freedom to get a bit of that travel bug met. That said, road trips during this time aren't going to look at the same as they once did. We should not travel with all our friends packed in the vehicle, and we shouldn't book stays at hotels for nights on end.
Scammers are using the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in new ways to find potential victims - including pretending to be from a government agency offering help.
This week is Flood and Wildfire Awareness Week in Colorado. The National Weather Service offices in the state, and KiowaCountyPress.net - a Weather Ready Nation partner - are bringing you a series of articles this week to help you improve your safety and preparedness. Friday's article provided a look at wildfire safety and mitigation Colorado.
Learn about wildfire safety and minigation strategies in Colorado.
Wildfires a big risk in Colorado. Where can you find more information?
FEMA is providing 75 percent of the money needed to reduce flood risk on Cottonwood Creek in Colorado Springs.
This week is Flood and Wildfire Awareness Week in Colorado. The National Weather Service offices in the state, and KiowaCountyPress.net - a Weather Ready Nation partner - are bringing you a series of articles this week to help you improve your safety and preparedness. Tuesday's article provided a look at river flooding Colorado.