As a leading provider of medical screenings we take pride in offering the best healthcare experience for the firefighter profession. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our firefighters each and every day.
NYFF's Heart and Lung Institute is a medical center designed by firefighters for firefighters. We have been working with NY's Bravest for over 13 years. We provide medical care speciallizing in but not limited to cardiac and pulmonary testing, as well as, providing educational seminars focused on FF safety throughout the USA and Canada.
The Director, Lt. Robert J. Brown Jr. P.A. , has been in the fire service for over 20 years. Lt. Brown founded the Institue to provide a critical need for medical care for New York's Bravest. After the events of September 11th 2001, FF's in NY suffered tremendous damage to their physical and mental health. It was in 2002 the institute was born to help treat fellow firefighters. Word quickly spread and the numbers of firefighters using our services grew at a rapid pace. We have directly or indirectly helped thousands of firefighters throughout our history. Our proudest cases are the 25 firefighters we have proactively diagnosed with coronary artery disease (heart attacks). Finding CAD before it develops into a heart attack can save lives. Over The past 2 + years we have diagnosed 5 cases of kidney cancer, 1 case of liver cancer, 4 cases of Thyroid cancer and over the past 13 years we have diagnosed 10 cases of prostate cancer.
We are also very proud of our educational seminars for firefighter health and safety. Our health and safety team develops presentations to educate firefighters about heart, lung and mental health conditions that are a growing concern in the fire service.
Lt. Robert J. Brown Jr. P.A. has over 20 years in the fire service and is currently with the FDNY where he serves as a Lieutenant with Ladder 120 in Brownsville, Brooklyn. He has been with the FDNY for over 19 years, including the last 10 years as an officer in Ladder 120. Previously, he served with the Glenwood Fire Company in Long Island, for 12 years.
Robert is the director of the New York Firefighter's Heart and Lung Institute and speaks nationally on firefighter health and safety. You can contact Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org.