NFPA to participate in Fire Service Occupational Cancer Symposium

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Jul 3, 2017

Research tells us that firefighters face a higher risk of many types of cancers, especially respiratory, digestive, and urinary system cancers. As the number of firefighters and their families affected by occupational cancer steadily increases, improving education, prevention measures and support are imperative. 


NFPA will be participating in the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Symposium that is being held in Phoenix, Arizona from September 7-8, 2017. Presentations and workshops (including one by NFPA's Casey Grant) will cover current research, best practices in prevention strategies, presumptive legislation, available benefits, and other relevant topics. 


If you are interested in attending and learning what steps you and your organization can take to reduce the risk of occupational cancers, get more information and register. Be sure to use discount code NFPA to save $50 of your registration! ,Contact Tricia Sanborn at or 410-353-0216 with any questions.