Firefighters have High Risk for Heart Disease
It is readily acknowledged that men and women in the police and fire departments fall victim to heart disease and lung cancer at a young age. These high stressed jobs are making workers more aware of the risks associated with their jobs. From stress to lack of sleep to poor health environments, many succumb to such ailments. If this is the case shouldn't we be promoting the use of heart scans and virtual lung scans and colonoscopies for fire and police departments nationwide. I think we should, after all education is key to successfully treating any disease. ABC 7 News reported saying, "Surprisingly firefighters die of heart disease, that's their number one killer. It's not smoke inhalation. It's not a ladder falling on them. It's a heart attack on the scene or later on," said Collins."