USFA has numerous initiatives and partnerships in Firefighter Health and Wellness detailed on this page of the USFA web site: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/firefighter_health_safety/health_fitness/. Included in this is the:
- Support to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) research project to clarify the relationship between firefighter occupational exposures and cancer: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/firefighter_health_safety/health_fitness/cancer.shtm.
- Study of Emerging Health and Safety Issues of the Volunteer Fire Service, also done in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC): http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fa_317.pdf
- Study of Sleep Deprivation in Emergency Services with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC): http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/firefighter_health_safety/health_fitness/sleep_deprivation.shtm
Study of Respiratory Diseases in the Fire Service with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF): http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/firefighter_health_safety/health_fitness/respiratory_diseases.shtm which produced the following report: http://www.iaff.org/hs/Respiratory/RespiratoryDiseases_andtheFireService.pdf