Cancer Presumption “Eating Smoke Soup”
The attached photo was sent to us today-it was on Instagram. This is an example of why we take such a beating when fighting for cancer presumption….and why some cancer stricken firefighters (who are fighting for help thru benefits), get their chops broken by workers comp, insurance, politicians and related city hall dwellers and bureaucrats. Be it the IAFF, FCSN, NFFF, IAFC, CFSI, FDSOA or any of the other hard working groups fighting to support firefighters fight cancer—we then continue to see members do this stupid sh!t.
They risk their benefits. They risk their survival.
No firefighter who fought cancer and survived ever said “having cancer was pretty cool”
By officers or other firefighters allowing these behaviors, we are affirming (by those behaviors) that “we don’t care” – about the benefits, about ourselves or our families.
Do your job.
It’s 2018 already …how many more young and not so young Firefighters are gonna rot away from cancer? While some cancer cannot be prevented, much can.
Afraid of being thought of as an azzhole if you stop it? Odds are officers, if you are doing your job, they already think that once in a while, and besides-who cares. Seriously. I love ya. The boss loves ya. Chances are your kids love ya. I KNOW your grandkids love ya (or will when you have some) so what else do you need….
We have seen a very positive change in our area related to training, understanding and operating in a way so that we can minimize exposure to this crap, and we cannot slow down.
Any questions? Let me know.
Eating Smoke Soup For Breakfast: