The Division is dedicated to providing fire fighters and emergency medical responders with the most current information on how the work environment affects their health. The department maintains extensive educational material as well as technical medical information. The department is staffed by a full time John Hopkins University Occupational Medicine Resident who can provide personalized assistance on occupational health concerns.
Occupational Medicine Resident Program
Through IAFF convention action in 1986, the occupational medicine residency program was established. The Johns Hopkins University, in conjunction with the IAFF, supports full-time medical residents each for a two-month rotation at the IAFF. The medical residents provide technical medical assistance, develop educational materials, make educational presentations, and lobby at the federal, state and provincial governments. Read More
As a part of the program, medical residents are required to produce a membership education project related to occupational hazards encountered by fire fighters and paramedics. The following educational projects have been completed or updated by IAFF Occupational Medicine Residents.
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