On-Demand Webinar Recorded September 7, 2016

Cancer is the leading cause of firefighter line-of-duty deaths in the United States; according to the IAFF, about 60 percent of career firefighters will die from cancer. Firefighting has been linked to an increased risk of multiple myeloma, Hodgkin lymphoma, and prostate, testicular, brain, colon, skin and lung cancers. Although we can’t eliminate the risks of exposure, there are steps individuals and departments can take. We’ll discuss what’s driving rates of cancer among firefighters and how we can make behavioral and policy changes to improve our chances of survival.

You’ll learn:

  • Research from around the world that helps us better understand the firefighter cancer risk.
  • Steps firefighters and company officers can take, on scene and off, to lower their cancer risk.
  • The role of fire department policy in reducing firefighter cancer risk.
  • Resources firefighters and their families can draw on if they’re facing a cancer diagnosis, as well as how to get involved to help.

Presented by:

Chief Dennis Compton, Chairman, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder, Loveland-Symmes (OH) Fire Department

Chief Bobby Halton, Editor-in-Chief, Fire Engineering Magazine & Education Director, FDIC


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