The number one cause among firefighter deaths is heart attacks...and the fire foundation is working with University of Arizona Physician Dr. Wayne Peate to create a nationwide program to reduce the threat. GTFF Chairman Mike Mckendrick says he knows of at least four firefighters who's lives have been saved due to efforts of the foundation.
One of those lives saved came through the cardiac research. A firefighter went in for a check up using a special machine paid for by GTFF. It turns out he was on the verge of a massive heart attack but thankfully the blockage was caught and he's back on the job.