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What Happens to Our Firefighters

Here’s a hypothetical story. A firefighter has been diagnosed with brain cancer. He has been in the fire service for over twenty years, and after receiving that terrible news, seeks workers’ compensation benefits to help cover the mounting costs of his medication, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. What the firefighter and his family don’t realize is […]

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Firefighter Eligibility Outline

Establishing eligibility in the CFH Trust program is an important aspect of determining compliance with Colorado Revised Statute 29-5-302. This outline was written to help answer some questions regarding individual eligibility in the CFH Trust program. The following scenarios and explanations were drafted bearing in mind instances where a sympathetic jury could conceivably determine that […]

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Bringing Cardiovascular Assessments to Colorado Firefighters

Cardiovascular related events continue to be the leading cause of on-duty death for those working in the fire service. The State of Colorado passed a law to provide funds for firefighters who suffer a cardiovascular event while on duty. In order to be eligible for these funds, firefighters must: Be continuously engaged in fire prevention […]

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Assessing the Risk for the Leading Cause of On-Duty Death in Firefighters

Tiffany Lipsey, Assistant Director of the Human Performance Clinical/Research Laboratory at Colorado State University’s School of Health and Exercise Science recently gave a presentation to the Trust’s board. We wanted to share Tiffany’s excellent presentation with Trust members, so we encourage you to check out her presentation. Click below to see a PDF full of […]

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