Actually other words are more often used in describing the #1 killer of Firefighters…but you get what I’m saying. It’s a term we hear more than ever these days by firefighters talking in and out of firehouses across North America.
Odds are, each of you reading this know a firefighter dealing with—or who dealt with—cancer. Firefighting occupational cancer. It’s a BIG deal and absolutely impacts every career, volunteer, part-time or call firefighter.
So because this is such a critical issue, I want to pass on to you a no-cost opportunity for you—and your department.
On September 7th, from 12 noon-1300 hours (EST) Gordon Graham’s company LEXIPOL is presenting this very unique webinar on the subject entitled:
From Baby Wipes to Annual Physicals: Fighting Cancer in the Fire Service.
The participants will be these very well-known veteran firefighters, fire officers and cancer survivors:
-Fire Engineering/FDIC’s Fire Chief Bobby Halton
-National Fallen Firefighter Foundation’s Chairman, Fire Chief Dennis Compton
I’m going to also join in and interestingly, I’m the only one of the 3 of us who has not personally fought cancer, at least not yet. But like so many of you, I have lost count of the number of firefighting friends (some who worked the same fires, same companies with me) who are now fighting occupational cancer. It’s everywhere.
In this “packed with facts and some opinion” webinar, we are going to cover:
—Research from around the United States, Canada and the world that helps us better understand the firefighter occupational cancer risk.
—Whats being done COLLABORATIVELY in the North American fire service to take firefighter occupational cancer head on.
—Steps firefighters and company officers can take, on scene and off, to lower their cancer risk.
—The role of fire department policy in reducing firefighter cancer risk.
—Resources that firefighters and their families can draw on if they’re facing a cancer diagnosis, as well as how to get involved to help.
THIS IS A GREAT NO COST OPPORTUNITY to sign up individually, as a crew or as a shift to gather round the screen…or even the department, all to raise awareness and to truly understand the LATEST FACTS related to occupational cancer in the fire service.
To sign up, click here:
Please Join Us On September 7th At 12 Noon EST.