Firefighter Cancer: Is it Preventable?

Cancer continues to be the most important topic of conversation in the fire service, nationwide and abroad.  Departments and agencies are beginning to make operational and safety protocol changes to keep firefighters healthy.   With the spotlight on cancer, firefighters need to understand cancer CANNOT be prevented.  While fire service vendors, and those with good intentions, market "prevention"…

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Australia 2018

Coalition instructors traveled to Australia in August to provide "Know Your Smoke" training to firefighters in Melbourne, Victoria, and Sydney.  The programs were a tremendous success with nearly 200 firefighters in attendance.  Take a look at what they had to say about the training and the process.  Australia is no different than the US -…

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Firefighter Hood Research

Firefighter hoods have been demonstrated to be somewhat permeable to particulate matter and may not provide adequate protection to firefighters with respect to reducing toxic exposures. FSC is raising funds to study the effectiveness of firefighter hoods in preventing skin exposure to toxic materials (PAHs and heavy metals.)  This investigation is intended to assess and…

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