MnFIRE Blog

WCCO Radio Highlights MnFIRE Firefighter Training

2020 was one of the deadliest years in modern memory for Minnesota firefighters, including multiple suicides of active...
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5 Cancer Screenings to Ask Your Physician About

Did you know? The rate of line-of-duty deaths from cancer-related illness is rapidly increasing and is on pace...
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Emotional Trauma and Minnesota’s Fire Service

By Dr. Margaret Gavian, Medical Director, MnFIRE Stress, and particularly traumatic stress, is an occupational hazard of being...
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Why You Should Become MnFIRE Aware this Year

There is a crisis in our fire service – more and more Minnesota firefighters are tragically losing their...
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Long-Term Cancer Risks & Prevention Tips for Firefighters

Firefighters experience higher rates of certain types of diagnoses and cancer-related deaths compared to the general U.S. population,...
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Six Ways to Be a More Heart-Healthy Firefighter this Year

Cardiovascular disease is the number-one killer of firefighters nationwide and is by far the leading cause of line-of-duty...
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Firefighter (Duty, Honor, Courage) by Larry Long & American Roots Revue

Minnesota musician Larry Long was inspired to write “Firefighter” – along with Eden Prairie’s retired-fire chief (and current...
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2020 Started with an Inspirational Anthem for Minnesota Firefighters

A lot of people talk about wanting to forget 2020 ever happened, but for MnFIRE, there’s at least...
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What the 2021 Legislative Session Could Mean for Firefighter Health

As we’re looking ahead to the next legislative session in early 2021, the disparity between fire service spending...
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