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The cancer resource page features news, information, videos, podcasts and feature articles about this massive health issue facing the fire service.

Detailing how CAFS helps reduce exposure to chemicals, chemical compounds, and carcinogens during interior structural firefighting
Supporters of the ban believe it will push manufacturers to avoid using the cancer-causing chemicals
The Smilow Cancer Hospital identified noted at least five firefighters had biopsies and were referred to dermatologists for additional diagnosis
Fayetteville Fire Department Battalion Chief John Bowen, 35, died six months after being diagnosed with colon cancer
Fire service leader, FireRescue1 contributor used writing to share his cancer experience with other firefighters
The department tripled the number of firefighters completing annual blood screenings with on-site events
No matter the choice, Fire-Dex provides firefighters with the most breathable composites on the market
The Texas A&M Forest Service and Stanford University School of Medicine collected data from firefighters wearing an Apple Watch and air quality sensor
The $3M initiative has led fire departments to turn in hundreds of gallons of AFFF
Approximately 4,000 firefighters would be eligible for screening if legislation passes
Westport Firfefighter Paul Spennato tells other firefighter to be vigilant and wear gear only when necessary
Travis and Jason Kelce visited the Brookline Volunteer Fire Company after learning about a firefighting family’s loss
Twin Falls Fire Station No. 3 was designed to reduce firefighters’ exposure to carcinogens
FRCE’s Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance spotlighted four efforts to minimize occupational cancer risks
Fire chiefs underscore the urgent need to ensure a safe working environment for all personnel
Early ventilation is a key element in reducing cancer risk for firefighters
Follow these tips for grant funding exhaust removal systems for your fire department
The Neosho Fire Department used AFG funds to exhaust removal systems in two firehouses
The president of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network – who just worked the Super Bowl – considers similarities between preparing for big events and preventing the Big C
As far back as the 2000s firefighters assigned to Station 31 claimed the firehouse was making them sick
Female firefighters explained how gear designed for men increases their risk of being burned, slows their movements
Elevating heroism: Real estate network’s philanthropy soars, pledges ongoing support in 2024
The funds are to cover heart disease and cancer screenings for first responders, which are often not covered by insurance
Your work as a firefighter is strikingly similar to the work you’ll face as a patient – and the team around you is similarly supportive
The report on Burlington Firefighter Colin McFadden’s death points at early cancer screenings, timely communication about follow-up exams
Joseph Zadroga, father of NYPD Detective James Zadroga who died of a respiratory ailment related to work at Ground Zero, was struck by an SUV
Saint Joseph Captain Travis Owens served the department for 25 years and fought a long battle against cancer
Every firefighter, new and experienced, can benefit from a quick knowledge check about cancer prevention