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.
All visits are confidential & the information is not shared with your Job or Department.
There is minimal out of pocket expense & generally the complete workup will take 1-2 visits with each visit taking approximately 2 hours.
New York Firefighters Heart and Lung Institute is a medical center designed by firefighters for firefighters. We have been working with NY's Bravest for over 14 years. We provide medical care specializing in but not limited to cardiac and pulmonary testing, as well as, providing educational seminars focused on FF safety throughout the USA and Canada.
In September of 2022, we teamed up with Dr. Jeff Stahl MD FACC, Past Chairman of Cardiology at St. Francis Hospital.
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.
Rob Brown is a Physician Assistant and Founded New York Firefighters Heart & Lung in 2002. He is also a Lieutenant with The New York City Fire Department and has been active since 1996. He has been in the Fire Service since 1992 starting out with the Glenwood Fire Department in Long Island, NY.
He has written for Firehouse Magazine, WNYF, and speak Nationally on Firefighter Health & Safety Issues.
New York Firefighters Heart & Lung sponsors many different FDNY charities over the years donating more than $100,000.00 to FDNY charities including but not limited to:
New York Firefighters Heart Foundation
FDNY Hockey Team
UFA Scholarship Fund
UFOA Scholarship Fund
NYC Fire Chiefs Association
The New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation
The Thomas Healy Foundation
Friends of Firefighters
And many more..
We have the most advanced cardiac testing available for firefighters. We offer the latest technology to give firefighters the best care possible.
Pulmonary evaluations, Pulmonary function tests , Chest x rays, Methylcholine challenge tests, 9-11 screenings/ monitoring , Asthma care and more.
Can help find cancer at an early stage, before symptoms appear. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat or cure.
Consultation, x-rays, casting, worker's compensation, arthroscopic procedures, MRI- CT scan ON SITE
We actively speak and host seminars, in addition we also update our blog regularly about Firefighter Health & Wellness.FOLLOW US ON TWITTER
Just in the last 8 years, NY Firefighter's Heart & Lung have tested and diagnosed over ten thousand Firefighters with the following stats below:
DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER
REQUIRING BYPASS SURGERY / STENTS
HIGH CHOLESTEROL, HYPERTENSION,
SLEEP APNEA, & REACTIVE AIRWAY DISEASE