Articles by Year: 2017
Amanda Yandell is the newest addition to the Fire-Dex marketing team, joining in September 2017 as our Digital Marketing Specialist. Amanda holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University and resides in Wakeman, Ohio with her husband, Adam (a local firefighter and paramedic) and daughter, Quinn (9-months). Continue reading to learn more about Amanda.
By its very nature, firefighting is a stressful occupation. Firefighters regularly exert themselves in dangerous and unpredictable environments. Merely getting ready to respond to a fire starts a flow of endorphins and begins putting stress on the cardiovascular system. Combine that with the extra weight of thick and heavy firefighting gear and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths and injuries is sudden cardiac death, which accounts for approximately half.