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Firefighter Cancer

The cancer resource page features news, information, videos, podcasts and feature articles about this massive health issue facing the fire service. Features review the latest research, products and technologies designed to protect firefighters from cancer-causing toxins on the fireground; health and wellness advice to protect against the disease; stories of hope and survival, and much more. News content covers a variety of cancer-related topics, such as presumptive legislation, and line-of-duty deaths associated with the disease.

Officials say Firefighter Ron Cato fails to qualify for assistance due to the minimum full-time service requirment
For firefighters facing an occupational cancer diagnosis, the days of feeling depressed, alone and tired can be tempered by the supportive nurses and techs around you
A physician for Pasco County never saw Firefighter William Hammond, or his medical records, and claimed the cancer was not aggressive
Springfield Firefighter Tristan J. Walker went through surgery, oral chemotherapy and 30 radiation treatments
Twin Falls’ new Station 2’s hold all of its apparatus and has a decontamination area separated from living quarters
U.S. Fire Administrator Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell presided over the event that focused on current problems in the fire service
Government officials hear testimonies about challenges involving recruitment, cancer, mental health, EVs, climate change and beyond
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule requiring manufacturers to report their use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances
Five position papers – focused on climate change, blood transfusions, reproductive health, mental health and CPR – were endorsed at the annual NFPA Urban Fire Forum
A physician’s assistant at FDIC urged me to seek out a specialist – and now I urge you to pay attention to your body and take action when needed
Salem officials had challenged whether Firefighter Maurice Stadeli’s cancer was occupational
National fire service leaders and research experts will discuss critical issues facing the fire service
Norman Firefighter Levi Wilkins vowed to keep exploring nature after battling stage 4 adrenal cancer
22 years after the terror attacks, the number of the dead related to their exposure while working in the rescue and recovery efforts equals the number killed in the collapses
Members of the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters Association learned about research into lung cancer varieties