Recognizing this terrible threat, we are committed to supporting the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN). Together, we can to raise awareness, promote education, further the dialog, and urge adoption of safety practices and initiatives that reduce firefighters’ exposure to carcinogens.

Cancer is the most dangerous threat to firefighter health and safety today

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We are just beginning to understand the horrific magnitude of the problem, the challenges involved, and the changes required in education, training, operations, medical screenings, and personal accountability to effectively address cancer in the fire service. Firefighters’ statistics for various types of cancers are staggering:

2

times greater risk for
testicular cancer

2.5

times greater risk for 
multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

1.3

times greater risk for skin cancer, malignant
melanoma, and brain cancer

1.2

times greater risk for prostate cancer and colon cancer

Prevention Resources

Here are some important resources for you to download

Fire Station Poster:

12 initiatives against cancer

FCSN WHITEPAPER:

Taking action against cancer in the fire service

FCSN SPOUSE LEAFLET

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS AND GEAR MAINTENANCE INFORMATION

 

NFPA 1851-2014 is the Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting. This guide is a summary of the primary requirements in NFPA 1851.

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