It goes without saying that firefighting is an incredibly physical job. In 2017, a survey of firefighters revealed that injuries commonly occurred at: 

  • The fireground (42%) 
  • Non-fire emergency incidents (21%) 
  • Other on-duty activities (16%) 
  • Training activities (14%) 
  • The response to or return from an incident (8%) 

No matter where an injury took place, it was found that the most prevalent type of injury was strains, sprains, and muscular pain. Another word for this is a musculoskeletal (MSK) injury. An MSK is any injury that affects the human body’s movement or musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, etc.). In other words, MSKs are any ache, pain, numbness, tingling or disorder relating to your skeletal system, muscles, or nerves.   

When it comes to firefighters, the most common way to develop an MSK injury or disorder is through overexertion, falls, jumps, and slips. While there have been measures to protect firefighters from smoke or gas inhalation, chemical exposure, and burns, there has been little done to protect from MSK injuries or disorders.  

Solveglobal has partnered with the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona in order to help firefighters reduce their risk of injury in or out of the field through comprehensive MSK services–ranging from prevention, early detection, intervention, ergonomics, and access to expert care.  

Our team works with firefighters so together we can not only treat injuries as they arise but also reduce the risk of their occurrence.  

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Real data – powered by predictive analytics – that drives real results! Only Solveglobal can identify risk at an individual employee level AND within your entire employee population! 

Solveglobal is a tech-enabled organization that specializes in proactive identification of the risk in your employee population. We detect and defuse musculoskeletal disorder (MSK) risk by resolving the cause of musculoskeletal issues – find it and fix it. The Solveglobal system is proven to reduce medical spend by an average of 35%, reduce work-comp claims, improve employee retention, and keep employees moving and feeling their best at home, at work and while doing the things they enjoy most. 

The Solveglobal system is designed for companies that leverage self-insured or partially self-insured health plans and want to improve the physical well-being of their valued employees while also strategically reallocating their healthcare and Work Comp spend. We accomplish this by continuously gathering key data, utilizing predictive analytics and then directly addressing the highest risks with professional on-site, near site, and virtual care.