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Firefighters serve in a hazardous occupation and face unique dermal exposures. Recent epidemiologic studies have found an elevated risk for skin cancer among firefighters compared with the general population.1 Firefighter exposure studies2 have detected carcinogenic chemicals on firefighter skin and gear following fire-incident response. There is limited research on risk factors and occupational hazards related to skin cancer in the firefighter workforce. We examine skin cancer history, skin cancer screening, and sun protection habits among active Florida firefighters.