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.
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