Tag: Cancer

ARE WE PROTECTING OUR ARFF FIREFIGHTERS? By: Jack Kreckie

ARE WE PROTECTING OUR ARFF FIREFIGHTERS?   FACT:  Firefighting is a dangerous occupation. Those of us in the business are aware of the obvious hazards of firefighting, such as heat, flames, toxic products of combustion and structural collapse.  In addition to the risk of injuries, firefighters are at risk for Heart Disease, Cancer, Chronic Respiratory […]

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Alarming Rates of Cancer in the Fire Service

Alarming Rates of Cancer in the Fire Service By: Deputy Fire Chief Elizabeth Hendel  According to data from the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), cancer caused 70% of line-of-duty deaths for career firefighters in 2016. Firefighters have a 9% higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer than the general U.S. population and 14% higher risk […]

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