Understanding and Preventing SCD in the Fire Service

Grant Number

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Award Number EMW-2013-FP-00749
P.I. Denise Smith, PhD; Skidmore College


  1. Smith DL, Haller JM, Korre M, et al. The Relation of Emergency Duties to Cardiac Death Among US Firefighters. Am J Cardiol. 2019;123(5):736-741. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.11.049
  2. Smith DL, Haller JM, Korre M, et al. Pathoanatomic Findings Associated With Duty-Related Cardiac Death in US Firefighters: A Case-Control Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018;7(18):e009446. doi:10.1161/JAHA.118.009446
  3. Smith DL, DeBlois JP, Kales SN, Horn GP. Cardiovascular Strain of Firefighting and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Events. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2016;44(3):90-97. doi:10.1249/JES.0000000000000081
  4. Kales SN, Smith DL. Firefighting and the Heart: Implications for Prevention. Circulation. 2017;135(14):1296-1299. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.027018