Fire Service Occupational Cancer Toolkit debuts

Blog Post created by econlin Employee on Sep 15, 2017

The Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance (Alliance) has created the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Toolkit to provide comprehensive guidance regarding the risk and prevention of cancers caused by fire service occupational exposures. 


In January of 2015, over 50 fire service leaders, physicians, government officials, and scientists met in Washington, D.C. to address occupational cancer in the fire service. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) facilitated the meeting; and the Alliance was formed.


One Alliance recommendation was to develop and distribute a firefighter cancer toolkit, which was modeled after the successful Fire Service-Based EMS Electronic Toolkit. The new Fire Service Occupational Toolkit provides comprehensive guidance to firefighters and command staff about on-the-job hazards and strategies for preventing exposure to carcinogens.