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‘I sized-up my cancer’ like I was pulling up to a structure fire

My personal journey managing the prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery process

In this episode of “What’s YOUR Problem?” Chief Goldfeder takes a break from reader questions to share his personal experience with prostate cancer, from the first inkling that something might be off, followed by the initial testing and diagnosis, to his surgical treatment and recovery.

Goldfeder has since started to provide firefighters important prostate cancer resources.

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Chief Billy Goldfeder, EFO, a firefighter since 1973, serves as deputy fire chief of the Loveland-Symmes (Ohio) Fire Department. He also serves as Lexipol’s senior fire advisor and is a member of the Fire Chief/FireRescue1 Editorial Advisory Board. Goldfeder is a member of the Board of Directors for several organizations: the IAFC, the September 11th Families Association and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). He also provides expert review assistance to the CDC NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program. Goldfeder is the recipient of numerous operational and administrative awards, appointments and recognitions. He has served on several NFPA and IAFC committees, has authored numerous articles and books, and presented several sessions at industry events. Chief Goldfeder co-hosts the website
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